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White House nixes refugee study
The Trump administration has reportedly rejected the results of a government study that found that over the past decade refugees to the U.S. brought in $63 billion more in state and local taxes than they cost in public benefits. Trump’s chief policy adviser, Stephen Miller, who has advocated for the president to further lower the 50,000-refugee annual cap Trump put in place, argu ed in internal White House discussions that only the costs—not any fiscal benefits—of the refugee program should be considered, according to The New York Times, which obtained a draft copy of the report. The final report concluded that refugees consume more in benefits per capita than the average American, omitting any mention of their economic contribution.