Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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.