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Banksy Has Painted A New Picture Of Steve Jobs To Celebrate Refugees

"We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant," the anonymous artist said in a statement.

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A new piece of art by Banksy, showing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has appeared on a wall in a refugee camp in Calais, France, and highlights the important contributions refugees make to society.

In a statement, Banksy said that Apple – one of the world’s most successful brands – wouldn't exist without the work of a refugee.

His full statement reads: "We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources, but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant.

"Apple is the world's most profitable company, it pays over $7 billion a year in taxes – and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs."

This isn't the first time Banksy has used his work to show his support for refugees.

Dismaland, his Disney-inspired art installation, was a popular tourist attraction throughout its five-week run in a seaside town in Somerset, England.

In October, the installation – which Banksy described as a "family theme park unsuitable for children" – was dismantled and rebuilt to provide shelter for refugees in Calais.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com.

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