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This algorithm can help resettle refugees by giving them a better shot at employment

When refugees arrive in a new country, everything is unfamiliar. Most countries just assign refugees to cities completely at random -- or according to where the open spots happen to be when the person arrives. But a new algorithm developed by Stanford’s Immigration Policy Lab could use refugees’ backgrounds to match them with their ideal cities – vastly improving their chance at employment and integration.

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