Comment worth noting: Let’s pay them to go home
Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 21, 2017
Reader Harold made a suggestion this morning. But it isn’t completely new to us. It is an idea another reader proposed in 2015—let’s pay refugees to go home! I know many of you balked at the idea of using more of our money, but here Harold makes a suggestion for how to pay for it.
Ann. A suggestion to send back refugees to their homeland.
How about a Refugee Repatriation Act? The government would pay each refugee wishing to return to their home country $20,000 and provide free air fare in exchange for their US papers and/or citizenship and would NOT be eligible to return to the USA. With the United Nations handling the relocation of refugees and since the USA pays over 3 Billion of the UN’s regular and peacekeeping budget, the $20,000 dollar RRA amount would be deducted from dues the US pays to the United Nations.
St Cloud, MN and surrounding area, where I live, has a refugee problem and assimilation in our area is not taking place.
Ann, you have been out front on this refugee problem so give this suggestion some consideration.
Keep up the good work, Ann. (The $20,000 is just a suggested amount.)
I’m sure many of you assume that all the refugees we are hauling in here now want to be here. Over the years I’ve heard from those who want to go home! They were mislead about what it was like in America and are unhappy, but they cannot afford the airfare to leave. Setting up a program like the one Harold proposes would help identify those who hate it here and have no intention of becoming patriotic Americans.
Along these same lines, I would like to see a hotline established at the US State Department where unhappy refugees could call in to voice concerns, and the line could also be used for whistleblowers (I hear from those too!) from within the refugee contracting agencies to call in.
Although whistleblowers might now want to contact the Inspector General offices at the State Department and in the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Less chance right now of retaliation against you!
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