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Embrace the economic benefits of immigration

by Editorial Board | Star Tribune


May 23, 2024 | Immigration has become such a divisive issue that many Minnesotans feel they are being pushed into one of two camps. They are either soft-hearts who empathize with downtrodden people seeking a better life in America or hard-heads who want to defend the nation’s economy and laws.

But this is a false dichotomy. “We don’t have to choose between what’s good for the economy and being humanitarian,” says Jane Graupman, executive director of the International Institute of Minnesota, an important player in refugee resettlement. “They help each other.” Minnesota — and the nation — needs leaders who can recognize that, cut through the ugliness and help us find common ground.