Each refugee and asylum seeker resettled in the United States comes with a tremendous cost to the unsuspecting American taxpayer.
A new report from the “Negative Population Growth, Inc. says the federal government spends nearly $20,000 on each refugee, just for the resettlement process. The U.S. is currently accepting about 95,000 refugees and asylum-seekers annually, in addition to over 500,000 legal and illegal immigrants coming to the U.S., the report says.
Out of the $1.8 billion in federal funds spent to help refugees resettle, the local refugee resettlement agencies get about $1,875 for each refugee they assist. The rest goes to the United Nations, the report states, and to state agencies.
In addition, refugees and asylum-seekers are immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, housing, medical aid, free education, language and job training programs, some of which may continue for years.
In 2014, the U.S. took in more refugees than the rest of the world combined, or 67 percent of all UN-referred refugees.
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