PBS NewsHour

In Iceland, refugees help yield diversity, economic growth

Clip: 08/24/2016 | 8m 39s

As refugees from war flee across continental Europe, a few have found safety in an unlikely place: Iceland. New legislation there relaxes immigration controls, worrying some residents -- but more citizens favor diversifying their mostly white and Christian nation. In fact, the country’s economy may rely on population growth. Malcolm Brabant recounts the Icelandic experience of one Syrian family.

Aired: 08/24/16

Rating: NR

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