E.g., 11/21/2017
E.g., 11/21/2017

MPI Commentaries

MPI Commentaries

Commentary
September 2017
By Kathleen Newland

The Trump administration’s decision to set the refugee ceiling at 45,000 for fiscal 2018 marks the lowest level since the refugee resettlement program was created in 1980. At a time of record humanitarian pressures, with more than 22.5 million refugees worldwide, the United States appears to be abandoning its leadership role and other traditional resettlement countries are shouldering a bigger load, as this commentary explores.

Commentary
September 2017
By Kathleen Newland and Randy Capps

No enterprise in the United States could survive if it only counted the costs of doing business and ignored the benefits side of the ledger. But that is exactly how some Trump administration officials are evaluating the refugee resettlement program, rejecting a well-researched Department of Health and Human Services report that finds refugees brought in $63 billion more revenue to governments than they cost over a ten-year period, as this commentary notes.

Recent Commentaries

Commentary
August 2017
By Doris Meissner
Commentary
June 2017
By Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Commentary
March 2017
By Elizabeth Collett and Meghan Benton
Commentary
March 2017
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan
Commentary
March 2017
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou
Commentary
February 2017
By Elizabeth Collett
Commentary
January 2017
By Kathleen Newland and T. Alexander Aleinikoff
Commentary
November 2016
By Muzaffar Chishti and Michelle Mittelstadt
Commentary
September 2016
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Susan Fratzke
Commentary
September 2016
By T. Alexander Aleinikoff
Commentary
June 2016
By Will Somerville

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