Refugee Resettlement Watch

Senator Jeff Sessions: 90% of Middle Eastern refugees get some form of welfare

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 11, 2015

Yesterday we told you about the Center for Immigration Studies analysis of data indicating that legal immigrants (which include refugees) are using our social safety net at a higher rate than native born Americans, now we learn that Middle Eastern refugees are using welfare assistance at an even higher level than other legal immigrants.

Sessions and Trump at Alabama rally August 21

Senator Jeff Sessions with 2016 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump at August 21st rally in Alabama.

From Breitbart (presumably these numbers include all Middle Eastern refugees no matter which religion they practice) Hat tip: Joanne.

The numbers are much more shocking than those we had previously obtained!

More than 90 percent of recent refugees from Middle Eastern nations are on food stamps and nearly 70 percent receive cash assistance, according to government data.

According to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) data highlighted by the immigration subcommittee staff of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest — in FY 2013, 91.4 percent of Middle Eastern refugees (accepted to the U.S. between 2008-2013) received food stamps, 73.1 percent were on Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance and 68.3 percent were on cash welfare.

Middle Eastern refugees used a number of other assistance programs at slightly lower rates. For example, 36.7 percent received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), 32.1 percent received Supplemental Security Income (SSI), 19.7 percent lived in public housing, 17.3 percent were on General Assistance (GA), and 10.9 percent received Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA).

The high welfare rates among Middle Eastern refugees comes as the Obama administration considers increasing the number of refugees — who are immediately eligible for public benefits — to the U.S., particularly Syrian refugees.

ORR defines refugees and asylees from the “Middle East” as being from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.   [Hah! And these figures don’t include the Somali welfare usage numbers!—ed]

More here….

Shortly after a meeting with Sessions on Capitol Hill, saying we need to take care of our own problems, Trump expressed reservations about plans to resettle Syrian refugees in the US.

Addendum: Senator Jeff Sessions was the leader of the opposition to the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill and here in 2013 called out “meatpackers” as among the big industry lobbyists pushing for a greater supply of cheap immigrant labor.  Long time readers here know the large role the meatpackers are playing in changing small town America by encouraging the resettlement of refugees.

11 Responses to “Senator Jeff Sessions: 90% of Middle Eastern refugees get some form of welfare”

  1. […] Detroit News continued with, get this, they want more welfare for Michigan refugees!  This when we already know ,thanks to the work of Senator Sessions’ office, that Middle Easterners (Muslims and […]


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  6. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted:



  7. kerryhooks said

    *Syrian Refugees Need Our Help*

    Over thousands of years, from Israel to Babylon to Egypt to Spain to Western Europe and Eastern Europe, we Jews have been torn from our homes through violence. This history has taught us, as the Torah says in Exodus,* “You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feeling of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.”*

    Now we see in Syria 11.6 million people forced to flee their homes from the hatred, bloodshed and turmoil of civil war. The unprecedented flow of refugees has brought heartbreaking stories and images of human suffering to the world.

    The capacity to absorb these war-stricken people does not exist in Europe alone. Refugee camps are full and resources are stretched to their limits. Just yesterday alone, over 3,000 new refugees crossed into Austria from Hungary. Yet the U.S. has only pledged to take 10,000 Syrian refugees* – 10,000 out of 11.6 million is not enough.*

    *As Jews, we must not forget that during the Holocaust, in perhaps our greatest hour of need, the United States turned down thousands of Jewish refugees seeking sanctuary. We cannot forsake others seeking sanctuary in this crisis. As we reflect and prepare for the new year, our history and our Jewish values compel us to help our brothers and sisters.*

    *What can we do?*

    *1. Advocate -* Contact the President and your Congressional Representatives. Tell them 10,000 is not enough. The United States must do much more to ensure safe passage for thousands more Syrian refugees to the United States.

    *2. Donate -* A coalition of 16 Jewish organizations, a subset of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief (JCDR), has been created and is funding food distribution, medical programs, and resettlement through Jordan Red Crescent, World Jewish Relief (for Save the Children), International Rescue Committee, and HIAS.

    To make a contribution, visit ** . Or, make a check payable to the “Jewish Coalition for Syrian Refugees in Jordan” and mail to: JDC, PO Box 4124, New York, NY 10163.


    • domstudent11 said

      This is nonsense. You need to look on YouTube at the video clips from Hungary of these barbarians throwing water back at the police because it was delivered by “infidels.”
      Do these people look like they will be good for Europe? We don’t need people like this in the United States.

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    • sturandot13 said

      I think with the frontal lobe portion of my brain, not with emotions, that can be twisted for nefarious purposes. We do not WANT muzlims (sic-on purpose) in this country – period! 1400 years of history, not to mention their behavior for the last 20-30 years, tells me why.

      Why hasn’t more been done to save the Christians, who are the REAL refugees from Iraq and Syria? Why are 97% that are being taken in in Europe and the U.S.A. sunni muzlims – and 75% of those are young muzlim MEN to boot? No, fool. This is “al-hijra” plain and simple. Immigrate, propagate, infiltrate and subjugate. So go take your “boo-hooing” elsewhere. There are THINKING people on this site.


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