Federal officials are spending $19,884 of taxpayer money “settling” each refugee and asylum seeker accepted into the U.S., according to a recent report by NPG.org. That number is predicted to increase if President Obama achieves his goal of bringing an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. this year.
While the government may be calling them “refugees” many are migrants just looking for somewhere else to live and the deceptive term used to cover almost anyone that the government is bringing into the country has outraged millions across the country.
The report states that each refugee is immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, medical aid and housing immediately after being cleared by the federal government. The report went on to state that the U.S. is currently accepting 95,000 refugees and asylum seekers. The study focused on the $1.8 billion industry that manages the flow of refugees into the country.
According to the report:
- 47 percent of refugee households received cash assistance.
- 74 percent of refugees were on food stamps.
- 56 percent of refugees are on Medicaid.
- 22 percent of refugees are receiving housing assistance