Tuesday, July 6, 2021

U.S. Mayors Want Refugees; WaPo Breaks Down Why

Image adapted from c_nilsen's Mayor's office sign; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Why do some U.S. mayors want more refugees? is the question posed by WaPo's Monkey Cage. Some answers:

  • Refugees’ economic contributions far outweigh the initial costs of resettlement.
  • Refugees earn higher incomes than other immigrants, which means that their tax contributions are higher.
  • Refugees also make unquantifiable contributions in areas that have been losing population for decades.
  • Refugees build communities in these areas that revitalize entire neighborhoods and drive out gangs and other kinds of crime.



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