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This article from The Economist puts the finger on the painful question of the "economic cost" of hosting refugees.
Read the article and comment on the European experiences in this respect in your journal.
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Immigrant Impact in the EU
This article deals with the economic impact of immigrants into the EU and presents statistics that show far less financial burden than is perceived. I think the social impacts need to also be taken into consideration. Fear and stress are increasing in the receiving countries as bombings by extremist groups escalate. Those issues are far more reaching than the economic issues. They are problems that are much more difficult to address.