Washington Post DemocracyPost: Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

Eric Schwartz is president of Refugees International.

In recent years, the West has become obsessed with the problem of refugees — and generally not in a good way. The United States and other wealthy countries have been unkind at best, and hostile at worst, to refugees. Politicians and voters fixate on security threats, economic costs, the challenges of integration — even though studies show that these risks are invariably overblown.

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