Dizzying numbers and the United States government appear to coexist in harmony.
There is not one single entity of our government that appears to operate in the black. And the more the government involves itself, the more we taxpayers seem to pay.
Now, there are misconceptions, such as the idea that President Donald Trump’s border wall will cost us an arm and a leg…on the contrary, it will ultimately save America BILLIONS.
Because of the simple fact that illegal aliens and refugees have cost this country a boatload of cash over the years. And they’re going to continue to cost us billions and billions of dollars.
A new set of numbers can now be added to the already crowded category of “Government Expenses Gone Wild”:
Refugees resettled in the United States, as opposed to the Middle East and much closer to their own countries of origin, will end up costing the American taxpayer upwards of $4.1B over just this upcoming year.
“Refugees and Welfare. Unlike other new legal immigrants, refugees are eligible for all welfare programs upon arrival. Further, there are several short-term programs, such as Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), for which only refugees and other humanitarian immigrants are eligible. Refugees have the most generous access to welfare programs of any population in the country.
The 2013 Annual Survey of Refugees shows the following welfare use rates for Middle Eastern refugee households: 32.1 percent receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), 36.7 percent receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), 17.3 percent receive General Assistance, 91.4 percent receive the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also called food stamps), and 18.7 percent live in public housing. The refugee survey also reports that 73.1 percent of individual Middle Eastern refugees are on Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance.
It is worth adding that ORR often reports that most refugees are self-sufficient within five years. However, ORR defines ‘self-sufficiency’ as not receiving cash welfare. A household is still considered ‘self-sufficient’ even if it is using any number of non-cash programs such as food stamps, public housing, or Medicaid.”
Bottom line is that this appears to be another government boondoggle that leads to the haves becoming the have-nots (and vice versa), and the cycle will continue on in depressing perpetuity.
Meanwhile, members of Congress dabble in the stock market and continue to retire from government “service” much, much wealthier than when they began to “serve the people”.
The refugee program in the United States is just as broken and crooked as the immigration system in this country.
We’ve seen how rampant immigration and refugees have hurt other countries, and we have ample evidence from insiders in our own country. This…doesn’t…WORK.
It’s high time we halt immigration for 10 or 15 years to allow for assimilation just like they’ve done in this country on a number of occasions to fix the influx and cost to the taxpayer.