Immigrants' taxes play an outsized role in the U.S. government's fiscal health

Apr 11, 2023
Immigrant contributions to government revenues are higher than they may first appear.
 Mexican immigrants work on a housing construction site on May 3, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.
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After Trump-era cuts, refugee agencies have rebuilt to accommodate evacuating Afghans

Nov 10, 2022
Trump Administration-era cuts scaled back refugee programs, but the resettlement of 88,000 Afghans prompted them to ramp up and expand.
The rapid resettlement of Afghans over the last year left many refugee agencies scrambling. Above, a person wears a vest reading "Welcome" in Persian and English at an Afghan refugee camp in New Mexico.
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Ukrainians in the U.S. have found new ways to send money to loved ones back home

Aug 22, 2022
But remittances have actually fallen as the war has dragged on.
Western Union is now allowing money sent to Ukraine to be picked up in neighboring countries. But because of steep costs, some Ukrainians abroad have found alternatives to usual remittance services.
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For Ukrainian refugee, free bus trips, SIM cards and places to live, courtesy the Polish people

Mar 29, 2022
75-year-old Alla Mikhno fled to a small town in Poland, where people are using their own resources to make refugees feel at home.
Alla Mikhno, above, found refuge in Kanczuga, Poland, in the home of her granddaughter's college friend.
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Refugee advocates want the U.S. to do more for Ukrainians fleeing war

Mar 14, 2022
Resettlement agencies say they're ready to help.
Ukrainians board a train bound for western Poland on Monday. The Biden administration has yet to formally welcome refugees to the United States.
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"Complete chaos" reigns over Afghan evacuation

Aug 20, 2021
"This is going to be more difficult than the evacuation of Saigon," said Matt Zeller, co-founder of a nonprofit helping with the evacuation effort.
Afghans wait at a military airport in Kabul to board a U.S. aircraft to leave the country, days after the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.
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How low numbers of refugees coming in hurts this town

Oct 28, 2020
Refugee resettlement is dropping in Erie, Pennsylvania, affecting its economy.
Dylanna Jackson is a director of a resettlement program in Erie. 
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A flower shop in Maine roots for newly arrived refugees

Dec 13, 2019
In Cynthia Anderson's "Home Now," Somalis and Congolese transform a former mill town. At a flower shop there, wariness turns to warmth.
Jamilo Maalim, on the phone, with her daughter Aaliyah and friend Binto at Mogadishu Store in Lewiston.
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Why refugees make great entrepreneurs

Aug 7, 2019
The refugee entrepreneurs’ motives are often a mix of altruism and self-interest.
Migrants and refugees wait in the early hours in a tent outside the Central Registration Office for Asylum Seekers in 2015 in Berlin.
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Immigration influx creates economic conundrum for Sweden

Jul 17, 2019
Sweden once welcomed more refugees per head than any other nation in the European Union.
People hold banners welcoming refugees in Malmö, Sweden.
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