Contributions of Refugees to the U.S.
Refugees contribute to their communities in significant ways. They pay taxes and open businesses, contributing to the economy, bring expertise, new ideas, culture, cuisine, entertainment, and much more.
Did you know these accomplishments were made by refugees in the U.S.?
First Woman & 64th Secretary of State
Position held by Madeleine Albright from Czechoslovakia
Co-founded by Sergei Brin from Russia
Gloria Estefan from Cuba
Miriam Makeba from South Africa
Regina Spektor from Russia
Wyclef Jean from Haiti
Nobel Peace Prize Winner & Diplomat
Henry Kissinger from Germany
Sriracha Hot Sauce
Created by David Tran from Vietnam
Theory of Relativity
Created by Albert Einstein from Germany
UN Genocide Convention
Authored by Raphael Lemkin from Poland
Invented by Ralph Baer from Germany
contributions of refugee Communities:
From Struggle to Resilience: The Economic Impact of Refugees in America, New American Economy, June 2017
The Economic & Social Outcomes of Refugees in the United States (Working Paper), National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2016
Refugee Integration in the United States, Center for American Progress, January 2016