28 March 2017

Thematic Focus: Economic Contributions of Refugees/Immigrants in the U.S.

As this recent article in the Migration Information Source pointed out, Mr. Trump's Executive Orders relating to refugees and immigration "mandate sweeping data collection and reporting on immigrants and refugees in ways that seek to underscore societal and economic costs with no countervailing attention to positive effects from immigration." (emphasis added)

In the interest of providing some of that countervailing attention, here are a few stories that focus on the positive contributions of refugees and immigrants:

"As More Americans Fail Drug Tests, Employers Turn to Refugees," CNN, 27 March 2017 [text]

"Can Refugees Save a Town?," Christian Science Monitor, 28 Feb. 2017 [text]

"How Immigrants are Helping Detroit’s Recovery," The Economist, 16 Feb. 2017 [text]

"The Jobs Americans Do," New York Times Magazine, 23 Feb. 2017 [text]
- Several stories profile the work of immigrants/refugees.

"Lacking E.M.T.s, an Aging Maine Turns to Immigrants," New York Times, 27 March 2017 [text]

"A Surprising Salve for New York’s Beleaguered Cities: Refugees," New York Times, 20 Feb. 2017 [text]

"A Tale of Two Kansas Towns: One Thrives as Another Struggles," NPR, 18 Feb. 2017 [text]

For more stories about/analysis of how refugees and immigrants (both unauthorized immigrants and immigrants working in different sectors) help the U.S. economy, browse the New American Economy web site.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States (27 March 2017)
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (23 March 2017)

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