Dispelling Immigration Myths

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Wherever you get your news, you will hear talk about immigrants and refugees coming to the U.S. With all of the rhetoric flying around, it can be difficult to determine the actual impact that immigrants and refugees have on local communities.

These three websites dispel common myths around immigration and refugees, and provide valuable links for further reading on the topic.

 

Immigration Myths and Facts

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

We summarize the facts on the relationship of immigrants to jobs, wages, taxes, entrepreneurship, population, crime, integration, welfare, and border security. Our compilation shows that immigrants significantly benefit the U.S. economy by creating new jobs and complementing the skills of the U.S. native workforce, with a net positive impact on wage rates overall.

https://www.uschamber.com/report/immigration-myths-and-facts-0

 

About Refugees: Facts and Figures

Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota

Find information, statistics and trends about refugee resettlement in Minnesota and nationally. Learn more about refugee resettlement and how organizations, such as the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement and International Office of Migration, play a role.

https://www.lssmn.org/services/refugees/about-refugees/facts-and-figures

 

10 Myths about Immigration

Teaching Tolerance

Myths about immigration and immigrants are common. Here are a few of the most frequently heard misconceptions—along with information to help you and your students separate fact from fear.

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2011/ten-myths-about-immigration

 

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