Immigrants as Economic Contributors: Refugees are a Fiscal Success Story for America

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National Immigration Forum
Original Date of Publication: 
June, 2018

The global refugee population in 2016 was at a record 22.5 million people, according to a report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),  while, at the same time, the Trump administration limited annual  refugee admission for fiscal year (FY) 2018 at just 45,000. Efforts to significantly curb or halt resettlement efforts on the basis of unfounded national security concerns would have serious consequences.The current cap on refugee admissions not only diminishes the humanitarian impact of U.S. resettlement efforts, but also results in the loss of economic benefits that refugees provide. "Immigrants as Economic Contributors: Refugees are a Fiscal Success Story for America" aims to provide an overview of research that demonstrates how refugees contribute to our nation’s well-being.

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National Immigration Forum. (2018.) Immigrants as Economic Contributors: Refugees are a Fiscal Success Story for America. Retrieved from https://immigrationforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Economic-and-Fiscal-Impact-of-Refugees_Format-Final1.pdf

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