President Obama recently announced that he wants to increase the number of
Muslim refugees this country takes in to a staggering additional 10,000.
In light of that fact, it might be worthwhile to take a look at what the
economic bottom line is going to look like when that happens.
According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, almost 92% of Muslim refugees in this country are
currently on food stamps. Nearly 69% percent are receiving cash welfare.
Even if Americans were on board with President Obama’s desire to help finance
the Islamization of America and the west, while bringing in untold numbers of
ISIS fighters who are openly hiding among the refugees to this country where it
will be easier for them to carry out their deadly terrorist agenda on our soil,
the economic burden alone should cause us to reconsider.
According to Senator
During the time period referenced in the chart (FY2008 to FY2013), the
United States admitted 115,617 refugees from the Middle East and granted
asylum to another 10,026.
Also during this 5-year time frame, according to the Department of Homeland
Security, the United States granted permanent admission to a total of
308,805 individuals from these same 10 Middle Eastern countries (designated
as refugee-sending nations) through the issuance of green cards. Those with
green cards are Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the United States who
may apply for citizenship after 5 years and bring their foreign relatives
into the U.S. on green cards as well.
More broadly, concerning all immigration, the Migration Policy Institute
notes that the U.S. has taken in “about 20 percent of the world’s
international migrants, even as it represents less than 5 percent of the
global population,” and that 1 in 4 U.S. residents is now either an
immigrant or born to immigrant parents. The Census projects that another 14
million immigrants will arrive in the United States between now and 2025,
easily eclipsing the highest previous historical watermark for foreign-born
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