Communities and businesses need to think about immigrants and refugees as potential workforce additions.
Tim Jurgens with Lutheran Social Services in Sioux Falls says immigrants have made a difference in several places already.
Jurgens says businesses are rewarded if they take a chance on adding immigrants.
Jurgens says new arrivals to the state have dropped from five hundred thirty-five in 2013, to two hundred nine last year.
Jurgens says they help refugees and immigrants get on a path to citizenship which can take years.