There is nothing surprising in this story at Breitbart about Dallas, Texas “progressive” mayor Mike Rawlings.
But, please take note of the the big global bank—JP Morgan Chase—underwriting this series of discussions called ‘City Makers Summit’ where they are attempting to sell the idea that only migrants can revitalize cities.
I’ve been begging for years for some think tank with economic know-how to do a study of long-established resettlement cities like Utica, NY (or Amarillo, TX!) because I believe such a study would quickly kill this notion that importing poverty was good for a city.
Lana Shadwick at Breitbart:
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a recent summit on the city’s economy, its workforce, and its future, that he believes welcoming refugees is crucial to Dallas becoming a “global city.” The Democratic mayor made the statement after being asked about “hosting refugees” and “bringing people inside” as “one of the building blocks of a revitalized town.”
Rawlings made these statements during a recent “City Makers Summit” hosted by The Atlantic and JP Morgan Chase. The summit was held on March 10th and was the third of such events by the publication. Other events have been held in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
The Democrat mayor in the democratic/”Blue” city called himself “a pretty progressive guy” and appeared to be quite proud of it.
Then be sure to visit my three part series on Texas from early last summer. Begin reading here. There are some good links to excellent data on who is being “welcomed” to Dallas county. Arabic is the top language spoken by refugees going to Dallas.