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    Refugees Face New Turkish-EU Pact, Now In Force

    They may be wretched, but they’re also yearning. While 64 percent of Americans don’t want to allow Syrian refugees inside their borders, and pro-refugee European politicians are seeing political backlash, migration isn’t all bad. The influx can revitalize communities — the newcomers, after all, had the stamina and drive to move families across continents. They can also enrich their new homes with ideas, entrepreneurship and tax revenue. Likewise, as Europe’s population ages and contracts, refugees can fill workplace gaps … unless, of course, they’re sent to Turkey under an EU agreement that authorities are beginning to enforce.

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