Dallas-Fort Worth’s Refugee Community
Despite recent contention regarding resettlement, Texas continues to be home to a growing and vibrant refugee community. In 2016, Texas received 7,803 refugees, the second-most of any state, falling just behind California. The Dallas area was responsible for settling more than 4,000 of these—the highest of any city in the U.S.
In Dallas, nearly 1 out of every 4 inhabitants were born outside of the United States. One factor could be that Texas actually lives up to its reputation of being “The Friendly State”. Former Amplio Dallas Managing Director, Abby Davis, explains, “There is a great openness to refugees, and learning about them. I may be biased, but this is the friendliest place you could ever live. There’s a spirit of helpfulness.”