Importing caravan and other refugees costs US taxpayers $8.8 billion, or $80,000 a head

As the caravan camps out in self-induced misery in Tijuana, and the left calls for the entry of more refugees (and asylees) into the U.S., a new report from the Federation for Immigration Reform shows that such imports don't come cheap. According to the Washington Examiner: 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. For the advocates of bigger government, that's a good thing, given the growing numbers of bureaucrats needed to "service" such clients.  More clients, more...(Read Full Post)
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