October 4, 2017. FPI’s David Dyseegaard Kallick discussed President Trump’s decision to cap the number of refugees to 45,000, the lowest number in years, on the Capitol Pressroom. David discusses refugees in upstate New York, where housing costs are lower and refugee resettlement agencies are successful with job placement. He discusses how the cap could possibly create vacant rental property and a decrease in commercial development in these upstate cities. He goes on to discuss the public perception that refugees are a drain to resources. He states that refugee workers are in jobs that are complimentary to U.S.-born jobs, not taking them, and that they do require initial costs for settlement but contribute to the economy and pay taxes once settled. In the interview, David also talks about the Trump Administration’s report on refugees, which was never released.
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