The cost of refugees to U.S. taxpayers is out of control and that is 100% due to Congress: “The Federation for American Immigration Reform Monday put the five-year price tag at $8.8 billion in federal and state costs, or nearly $80,000 per refugee. There are some 18 federal and state programs refugees can tap for financial help, including food stamps, child care, public housing and school loans.”
“On a yearly average, it is $1.8 billion, or $15,900 per refugee. Included in that are enormous refugee resettlement costs such as $867 million in welfare, housing assistance and education.”…”50 percent of refugees remain on Medicaid for five years.” https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/refugee-costs-88-billion-80-000-per-immigrant-free-welfare-medicaid
On September 19, 2017 President Trump told the UN, “For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region,” Trump said. “Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G-20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. This is the safe, responsible and humanitarian approach.”
In addition to the cost funded at the federal level, “For the 2011-2013 period, the net cost to state and local budgets of first generation adults [who have immigrated to the United States] is, on average, about $1,600 each,” the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in September 2016, estimated. https://www.nap.edu/read/23550/chapter/2#2
The report by the National Academies concluded that “in their first five years in the United States each refugee from the Middle East costs taxpayers $64,370—12 times what the UN estimates it costs to care for one refugee in neighboring Middle Eastern countries.” But the media and so-called fact checkers online have disputed President Trump’s statement that U.S. resettlement of refugees costs 10 times more.
” The number of immigrants living in the United States increased by more than 70 percent—from 24.5 million (about 9% of the population) in 1995 to 42.3 million (about 13% of the population) in 2014; the native-born population increased by about 20 percent during the same period.”
“Annual flows of lawful permanent residents have increased. During the 1980s, just under 600,000 immigrants were admitted legally (received green cards) each year; after the 1990 Immigration Act took effect, legal admissions increased to just under 800,000 per year; since 2001, legal admissions have averaged just over 1 million per year.”
Welfare scholar Robert Rector at the Heritage Foundation has estimated that 10,000 refugees cost U.S. taxpayers $130 million per year. Over the next 50 years the costs for 10,000 refugees adds up to $6.5 billion. Democrats and the UN are pushing for resettlement of hundreds of thousands of refugees per year in the U.S. Under protest by Democrats, President Trump recently lowered the number of incoming refugees to 30,000 per year, that is $19.5 billion over the next 50 years. So, if President Trump keeps the incoming total to 30,000 per year, that works out to a 50 year cost of about $136 Billion.
The refugee costs are added to the cost of illegal aliens who receive amnesty and work permits through Obama’s executive actions like DACA. If Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesties are not rescinded, immigrants would receive $9.4 trillion in federal government benefits – including Social Security and Medicare, social programs like Medicaid and food stamps, and new health coverage under Obamacare – while paying back $3.1 trillion in taxes, or a net cost to taxpayers of $6.3 Trillion over the lifetime of these immigrants. Speaker Paul Ryan and Democrats dispute these numbers, believing instead that the growth of the economy due to these immigrants is understated.
Once again Congress is behaving irresponsibly with regard to their sworn duty to the U.S. Constitution and their constituents. They are allowing and funding these programs before they read them, before they know the cost to taxpayers. And, by the way, the numbers above are probably under estimates. For example, financial adviser Bernd Raffelhüschen estimates the refugees entering Germany cost German taxpayers €900-billion, about US $993-billion, that is more than one-fourth of Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP), and that cost is compounding/growing annually.
Explanation: Globalists/Marxists are actively redistributing wealth by redistributing people. UN and EU executives now openly acknowledge this as the purpose of their so-called Climate Change/Global Warming programs and refugee programs. They claim they will reduce the economic disparities between Western and Third-world nations in this manner (contrary to historical fact wherein Marxist societies have always resulted in millions of dead and gigantic economic gaps between tyranically ruling oligarchy versus the rest of the people.) Thus global Marxism adamantly promotes massive migration of asylum seekers from impoverished countries into developed countrues. They have no interest in preserving America’s culture, laws, sovereignty or individual liberty, nor the historical ethnicities and cultures of European nations. There is no expectation of non-Western countries to resettle “refugees” as President Trump and experts recommend. That would be pointless since the end objective of globalist Marxists is to destroy Western economies.
The impeachable crime, dereliction of sworn duty, is that Democrats and RINOs in Congress and in the myriad government bureacracies are actively supporting the destruction of the United States, its culture, economy and its laws by importing and funding people who have no intention to assimilating, and many intend to “fundamentally transform” our nation. These politicians and bureaucrats are working for an ideology instead of working for the Constitution and their constituents.