Each “Refugee” Costs US Taxpayers $20K

US taxpayers will hand over around $20,000 to settle each “refugee” and “asylum seeker,” coming to America in terms of the Obama Middle East refugee policy, a new report from Negative Population Growth has said.

The “refugees” are immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, housing, and medical aid to the value of $19,884 on each refugee the US takes in.

That number is set to jump further if Obama succeeds in his attempts to bring in an additional 10,000 “Syrian” refugees this year.


The report, titled “The impact of refugees on the size and security of the US population,” said that the US is currently accepting about 95,000 “refugees” and “asylees.”

The study focused on the industry created to accept the $1.8 billion in federal support to help refugees settle and sign up for further cash awards from the taxpayer-funded program.

The refugee agencies get a small portion, or about $1,875 per refugee they help. The rest goes to the United Nations, which helps to determine eligible refugees, and state agencies.

The State Department spends about $1.28 billion, and Health and Human Services another $609 million.

The report said that the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), in the State Department, supports a major share of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ budget.

In the financial year 2014, this support amounted to $1.28 billion, making the US by far the largest donor to the UNHCR.

At least some of this money is supposed to be used to help “refugees” outside of the US to settle in other countries, but in spite of this, more “refugees” come to America than to the rest of the world combined: 67 percent of UNHCR-referred refugees settled in the US in 2014.

The impact of refugees on American population growth is far greater than their numbers alone would suggest, the report continued, pointing out that once they have Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status, they can, for a period of two years after their arrival, petition to have immediate family members—spouses, children, and parents—join them as legal immigrants.

Once they have become naturalized US citizens, they can petition to have other family members—adult sons and daughters (married or unmarried), brothers and sisters—enter as legal immigrants.

“This chain migration process is replete with fraud,” the report said.

“DNA testing reveals that as much as 90 percent of ‘family connection’ claims in some refugee groups are false. This explains why refugee groups from small, sparsely populated countries often trigger unexpectedly large inflows of legal and illegal immigrants.

“The Vietnam experience is particularly instructive. In recent years, the number of Vietnamese refugees admitted to the US has dwindled to less than 100—only 35 were admitted in 2015. Yet an average of 30,000 Vietnamese obtained LPR status each year since 2003.”

The report concluded by saying that there are an estimated 20 million “refugees” in the world.

“If the US (and every other ‘rich’ country) were to double—or even triple—its spending on refugee resettlement, still only a fraction of the global refugee population could be absorbed.

“Rather than allowing a lucky few to settle here, refugees are better served by upgrading refugee camps and removing barriers to their repatriation,” the report said in its conclusion.

“Aside from the well-being of the refugees themselves, the US cannot ignore that we are ultimately responsible for the best interests of our nation’s future. We must consider the toll on local and state jurisdictions, which stand to unexpectedly receive mass influxes of refugees—as well as the federal government, which stands to pay huge sums to ‘charity groups’ for refugee resettlement.

“With current chain migration policies allowing each refugee to ultimately add multiple new immigrants to the US population, the drain on local, state, and federal resources will only compound exponentially.

“We also cannot ignore the burden on existing American citizens—who stand to face higher competition for certain jobs, pay more in taxes to support these new additions to their community, and who will live with the environmental consequences of this rapid population growth (pollution, water scarcity, runoff, overdevelopment, energy shortages, etc.). In all, the push for ever-more refugees has become a ‘feel-good activity’—but one that unfortunately will end up harming more people than it helps.”

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  1. Wow, it looks like America is turning into the world’s biggest welfare state. I wonder why?
    “… America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s God’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.” Benjamin Netanyahu 1990

    1. Great article. What can be done to get the word out there. So Americans will know how our Government is spending our tax money.

  2. It should be mandatory for all politicians standing on any pro – immigration platform to quote such figures beforehand in their election manifestos and for them to be open to challenge.
    Taxpayers deserve to know well in advance as they`ll be footing these astronomical bills.
    Bankruptcy here we come !

  3. Why don’t these mooches just stay where they are and fix their countries??? All we’re doing is either 1. Allowing in cowards and slackers or 2. Allowing in extremists and terrorists to destabilize or country. God I hate democrats!
    Trump 2016!!!

    1. It is not the fault of the refugees. People who try to stay and fix their country – bless them – often die in mine explosions – children included. Allepo, Syria is a warzone that no sane person would return to, if they escaped. The question is how to efficiently help – and that may not mean accepting them directly, but we need to think about it.

  4. This is what happens when “Bad Leadership” and Runaway politics gets in the away of national security, self-preservation and solidarity. Bringing third-world worthless muslims into the country is NOT a sign of progress but retardation and going backwards in time.

  5. The refugees need to be return to their own country and stop being COWARDS and LAZY. They should not be allow to stay in the USA or Europe. This term immigration is used to loosely. Why should American and Europeans young men and women die for their country? These Countries have demonstrated time after time how much they hate us and don’t respect our culture or laws. They us children as a way to enter the country when they rape children and young girls while traveling. They need to go back. We have homeless and people who need health care and food and shelter but we are going to pay for the people who are not American FIRST!! This a big problem. We can not save the world but we can take care of our OWN American people FIRST!!!!

  6. More than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade. — Die Welt.

    Germany is facing a spike in migrant crime, including an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Mass migration is also accelerating the Islamization of Germany. Many Germans appear to be losing hope about the future direction of their country.

    “We refugees… do not want to live in the same country with you. You can, and I think you should, leave Germany. And please take Saxony and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) with you…. Why do you not go to another country? We are sick of you!” — Aras Bacho an 18-year-old Syrian migrant, in Der Freitag, October 2016.

    A real estate agent in a town near Lake Balaton, a popular tourist destination in western Hungary, said that 80% of the Germans relocating there cite the migration crisis as the main reason for their desire to leave Germany.

    “I believe that Islam does not belong to Germany. I regard it as a foreign entity which has brought the West more problems than benefits. In my opinion, many followers of this religion are rude, demanding and despise Germany.” — A German citizen who emigrated from Germany, in an “Open Letter to the German Government.”

    “I believe that immigration is producing major and irreversible changes in German society. I am angry that this is happening without the direct approval of German citizens. … I believe that it is a shame that in Germany Jews must again be afraid to be Jews.” — A German citizen who emigrated from Germany, in an “Open Letter to the German Government.”

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