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FAIR: Refugee resettlement costs taxpayers billions; welfare biggest chunk

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 7, 2018

I’m happy to see that more national immigration control groups are addressing the costly UN/US Refugee Admissions Program!  Where are you Heritage?


muslim-welfare chart

Graphic (using ORR data) is not FAIR’s or Breitbart’s, but is from a 2015 report by then Senator Sessions Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.


John Binder writing at Breitbart tells the latest story here:

Over a five year period, American taxpayers are billed more than $8 billion for the resettlement of thousands of foreign refugees every year, a new study finds.

In research conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), analysts concluded that annual refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers about $1.8 billion a year, and over five years, about $8.8 billion.

FAIR’s research found that of the $1.8 billion annual cost of resettling refugees in the U.S., about $867 million was spent on welfare.

Continue reading here.

And, go here, for FAIR’s report.

Reminder: Over the next few days I will be traveling, so don’t look for new posts here at RRW (after today) until early next week.  I probably won’t be able to post comments either.

5 Responses to “FAIR: Refugee resettlement costs taxpayers billions; welfare biggest chunk”

  1. TwoLaine said

    I wonder if any of these numbers take into consideration the cost of their educations, the FREE lunches and meals they get at school.


  2. 1. Please note that SSI listed in your chart is indeed a welfare program.
    2. General Income Tax revenues pay for SSI – NOT SOCIAL SECURITY (SSA) TAXES
    3. SSI payments ARE NOT SSA BENEFITS.
    4. SSA was simply tasked with administering SSI on a national basis starting in 1974
    so payments & rules would be standardized nationwide.
    5. Before 1974, each state administered their own SSI program & payment amounts & rules
    varied from state to state, causing people to move to the states paying the higher SSI amounts.
    So Congress nationalized SSI & picked SSA as the most logical agency to administer it nationally.


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  4. Safe travels, and thank you for all that you do!


  5. excellent analysis and stats


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