The U.S. is already facing a mass exodus of immigrant and refugees.
And the latest data from the State Department shows that the nation has more than doubled the number of people fleeing from countries in the Middle East and Africa to try to escape violence and poverty.
Here’s what you need to know.
1 of 8 Full Screen Autoplay Close Skip Ad × Photos: Immigrants fleeing violence and conflict in the U.K. and beyond View Photos Tens of thousands of migrants are fleeing persecution in the former Soviet Union, where they have found refuge from years of repressive rule.
They now make their way to Britain, Europe and the United States.
Here, the British government is offering asylum to migrants, with a focus on Syrian refugees.
Caption Tens of thousand of migrants have fled persecution in countries including Syria and Libya, where a humanitarian crisis is gripping the nations.
Here they are, among the millions of migrants who have sought refuge in Europe.
The Associated Press traveled to a migrant camp in Turkey to see the plight of some of those fleeing persecution.
Here are their stories: Abdirahman Abdi, 32, a Syrian from Aleppo, told the AP that he has been waiting for more than three years for the opportunity to reach England.
“We were in a state of war for the past three years,” he said.
“In this war, people are dying.
They are killed.
I didn’t know where to go. “
I was afraid.
I didn’t know where to go.
I was afraid of being killed.
I had a wife and kids.
I wanted my children and my wife back.
The Associated Post’s Mariana Vazquez contributed to this report.”
There are a lot of people who have died here and I wanted them back.”
The Associated Post’s Mariana Vazquez contributed to this report.