State trying to reverse trend of Immigrant exodus from Vermont - Seven Days

Immigrants come to Vermont but, like 80% of Vermont-born college students, eventually leave. The State of Vermont likes what they contribute and wants them to stay.

"An academic study released last year titled In Search of Opportunity and Community: The Secondary Migration of Refugees in the United States found that immigrants to the U.S. who move a second time seldom head to Vermont. Instead, refugees and immigrants who initially resettle in the Burlington area sometimes depart for greener pastures. President Donald Trump's decision to drastically cut the number of new arrivals to the state has exacerbated the situation. Only 115 refugees are expected to arrive in Vermont in 2020 — compared to an average of 336 annually between 2008 and 2016.


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