Here's What Happened the Last Time the US Welcomed a Huge Group of Refugees

12/15/2015 - Economics Professor Giovanni Peri in Business Insider.

While the debate rages on over the number of Syrian and Middle Eastern refugees to let into the US, or whether to let them in at all, a group of researchers took a look back at the economic impact the last time America opened its borders in a big way.

Spurned on by the current crisis, Giovanni Peri and Vasil Yasenov of the University of California-Davis, analyzed the economic impact of the Mariel Boatlift.

Read the full story at Business Insider.