St. Louis Regional Chamber Welcomes Refugees

The St. Louis Regional Chamber is driven by one overriding purpose – to inspire a greater St. Louis.  Study after study shows that immigration to Missouri, including settlement of fully screened refugees, provides both an economic benefit and is in line with our core values as a nation.  Being a welcoming community, particularly to those fleeing war and persecution, makes St. Louis stronger.  We have been disappointed to observe some of our national leaders call for Congress to halt the entry of refugees, particularly Syrian refugees, to the United States.  Similarly, we have been disappointed to hear some in Missouri call for refugees to be barred from settlement in our state.  The Chamber strongly supports efforts to ensure Missouri remains welcoming to those who want to come here to start a new life and contribute to our economy and society.


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