Guardian on OPEN study: Refugees will repay EU spending almost twice over in five years

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Patrick Kingsley wrote a piece about OPEN and Tent’s Refugees Work study in the Guardian on 18 May.

“The main misconception is that refugees are a burden – and that’s a misconception shared even by people who are in favour of letting them in, who think they’re costly but it’s still the right thing to do,” said Legrain in an interview.

“But that’s incorrect. While of course the primary motivation to let in refugees is that they’re fleeing death, once they arrive they can contribute to the economy.”

Read his article in full here

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