Idaho residents are spearheading a ballot initiative to shut down a local Refugee Center, because it is accepting refugees from Syria. They are arguing that accepting immigrants will take away jobs from Americans and could leave local populations vulnerable to terrorists. But is this really the case? What impact do immigrants have on the economy and their new communities?
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Read more about the impact of refugees on host countries:
UNHCR: Social and economic impact of large refugee populations on host developing countries
New Scientist: Why welcoming more refugees makes economic sense for Europe