PBS NewsHour

This Rust Belt town is rebounding thanks to refugee

Clip: 04/07/2016 | 9m 42s

In the midst of a campaign season filled with anti-migrant rhetoric, the once-downtrodden town of Utica in upstate New York has been more welcoming; one out of every four citizens there is a refugee. But Utica’s commitment to resettlement isn’t purely humanitarian -- its open door policy is also a pioneering economic tool for revitalizing the Rust Belt. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 04/07/16

Rating: NR

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