Federal taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $20,000 just to settle each refugee and asylum seeker, who are then immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, housing and medical aid, according to a new report on the “refugee industry.”
The report provided federal budget figures showing that the government spends $19,884 on each refugee the U.S. takes in.
And that number is set to jump if President Obama gets his way and brings in an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees in this year.
The report from the Negative Population Growth Inc. said that the U.S. is currently accepting about 95,000 refugees and asylees. That is in addition to the over 500,000 legal and illegal immigrants coming to the U.S.