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Surprising salve for New York's beleaguered cities - influx of refugees

The cities' struggles have made them popular locations for newcomers

A worker with a tattoo of the Statue of Liberty at a recent event for immigrants at the Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, New York.

Buffalo, New York

NEWCOMERS have filled up hundreds of empty homes and apartments, and poured money and energy into destitute neighbourhoods. Former churches have been reborn as mosques and refugee health centres, or found new congregants to fill pews and collection plates. Students have...

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