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Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees


The New York Times reports that Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost. In the period between 2005 and 2014 “this report estimated that the net fiscal impact of refugees was positive,” contradicting a central argument made by advocates of deep cuts in refugee totals.

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