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Tent’s Gideon Maltz pens op-ed for Fortune

In an opinion editorial for Fortune, Tent Partnership for Refugees Executive Director Gideon Maltz argues that Republican governors agreed to continue to welcome refugees in the wake of Trump’s recent executive order because they understand the important contributions refugees make to their state economies.

Drawing on data from the New American Economy, Maltz points to the fact that in 2017, refugees brought in $91.8 billion in income, paid $25.4 billion in taxes, and held nearly $66.4 billion in spending power.

“Businesses themselves are increasingly seeing the value of refugees in their workforce…when governors looked squarely at what their communities needed and what would make their economies stronger, they made a clear assessment: their communities benefit from accepting refugees,” said Maltz.

 

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