Pro-immigration group admits: refugee children get more federal benefits than poor US kids

The concept of a civic community has been turned on its head in the United States.  No longer do we take care of our own first and then do what we can to help the rest of the world.  Along with the idea of actual borders, the idea that we owe our citizens the greatest protection is being tossed aside in practice, if not yet in theory.

As you ponder Rick Moran’s blog post, “Illegal alien families surging across border at record pace,” consider this, via the Washington Examiner:

Among recipients of food stamps, welfare cash and Social Security payments, refugee children receive more in taxpayer-funded aid than children of citizens, according to a new report on federal spending from the pro-immigration Migration Policy Institute.

For example, 30 percent of refugee children live in households that received food stamps from 2009-13. Among American children, the number was 27 percent, said the report titled, "Young Children of Refugees in the United States: Integration Successes and Challenges."

Some 8 percent received cash welfare, compared with 6 percent of U.S. citizen households. And 5 percent of children of refugees were part of Social Security's Supplemental Security Income program, compared with 4 percent of U.S. children.

There are a couple billion severely impoverished people in the world, and given current trends, we can expect a lot of them to head our way.  We’ll have to tighten our belts, consume less, and pay much higher taxes. But that is apparently what our ruling elites want.

The concept of a civic community has been turned on its head in the United States.  No longer do we take care of our own first and then do what we can to help the rest of the world.  Along with the idea of actual borders, the idea that we owe our citizens the greatest protection is being tossed aside in practice, if not yet in theory.

As you ponder Rick Moran’s blog post, “Illegal alien families surging across border at record pace,” consider this, via the Washington Examiner:

Among recipients of food stamps, welfare cash and Social Security payments, refugee children receive more in taxpayer-funded aid than children of citizens, according to a new report on federal spending from the pro-immigration Migration Policy Institute.

For example, 30 percent of refugee children live in households that received food stamps from 2009-13. Among American children, the number was 27 percent, said the report titled, "Young Children of Refugees in the United States: Integration Successes and Challenges."

Some 8 percent received cash welfare, compared with 6 percent of U.S. citizen households. And 5 percent of children of refugees were part of Social Security's Supplemental Security Income program, compared with 4 percent of U.S. children.

There are a couple billion severely impoverished people in the world, and given current trends, we can expect a lot of them to head our way.  We’ll have to tighten our belts, consume less, and pay much higher taxes. But that is apparently what our ruling elites want.