Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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

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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.

-KitJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2021/07/us-mayors-want-refugees-wapo-breaks-down-why.html

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