Refugees

Study: American Taxpayers Billed up to $133K per Refugee Resettled in U.S.

American taxpayers are billed up to $133,000 per refugee resettled in the United States over the course of a lifetime, a new study reveals. Research by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that each refugee resettled in the U.S. cost American taxpayers anywhere on average between $60,000 and $133,000 over the course of a lifetime. CIS researchers said the average refugee will cost taxpayers roughly $60,000 over a lifetime, though adult refugees — due to their low educational attainment — cost taxpayers upwards of $133,000. “No plausible model, not even the National Academies’ best-case scenario, comes close to suggesting that refugees who enter as adults will be net fiscal contributors,” CIS researchers note. “Refugee-specific costs add about 22 percent over and above the cost of other immigrants, but low education by itself is enough to push adult refugees’ estimated fiscal impact well into negative territory.” The researchers argue “it may be possible to help a greater number of displaced people overseas rather than paying to settle them” in the U.S. “Overseas assistance could allow some refugees to eventually resettle in countries where they have stronger cultural or historical ties than they do with the United States,” the CIS researchers write. For Fiscal Year 2020, Trump will continue cutting refugee admissions by reducing former President Barack Obama’s refugee inflow by at least 80 percent. This reduction would mean a maximum of 18,000 refugees can be resettled in the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal federal officials are supposed to reach. Trump sought to allow American communities and states to have a say in whether they wanted to resettle refugees in their towns and cities, giving them veto power. A federal judge, though, has temporarily blocked that executive order from taking effect. The federally mandated refugee resettlement program has brought more than 977,000 refugees to the U.S. between 2002 and 2019 — a population nearly double the size of Wyoming, where 577,000 residents live. In that period, about 109,000 refugees have been resettled in California, 85,000 resettled in Texas, nearly 59,000 resettled in New York, and more than 48,000 resettled in Florida. Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to the latest research. Over the course of five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.

Consider those mind blowing numbers and the staggering bill WE are stuck with for each and every so-called refugee (Many really aren’t.  They’re just lazy and claim “refugee” status to get the freebies that you and I pay for.  Let’s be honest.).  We can no longer afford as a nation to be the world’s charity.  Between refugees, legal immigrants, and illegal aliens, our national infrastructure is being crushed.  We need to STOP the influx of refugees altogether, and redirect them back to where they came from, or to other countries willing to take them.  In addition, we need to put a moratorium on ALL immigration for at least a couple years until we get what we have here under control.  Most people do not realize it, but we literally had ZERO immigration (legal or illegal) to speak of from the mid 1920s til about 1965, in order to absorb all the immigrants and refugees from WW1 (NOT WW2).  But, since the mid 1960s the floodgates have been thrown wide open and even putting the so-called “refugees” and legal immigrants aside, we have over 22 MILLION illegal aliens here in this country!  That’s insane!  And, it’s why we’ve been calling for over 6 years here at The Daily Buzz for the need to deport these illegal aliens by the hundreds of thousands (and yes, you read that correctly), paying particular attention to known gang members, convicted criminal aliens, and those already determined by an immigrant judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender.  And, of course…we need to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!

Trump to cut refugees to 18,000, give localities veto over resettlement

The Trump administration will propose cutting the number of refugees admitted in 2020 to 18,000, and will also call for a major restructuring of the program to align it with U.S. interests, including giving localities a say in whether they can accommodate the new arrivals. The plan will also reduce the role of the U.N. in picking America’s refugees, and instead give priority to religious minorities and Iraqis who have assisted the U.S. government, and to refugees the U.S has agreed to resettle on behalf of Australia. Officials submitted the proposal to Congress on Thursday, kicking off a consultation period that will conclude with President Trump making a final determination next month. But based on past consultations, the 18,000 number is likely to hold firm. It would be the lowest cap since the modern refugee system was created in 1980, and marks a 12,000 drop from the fiscal year 2019 cap, and a major reduction from the 110,000 refugee target the Obama administration tried to set for 2017. Even though the refugee number is low, the U.S. remains a leader in humanitarian protections, with some 350,000 asylum-seekers expected to begin claims next year. Asylum is protection granted to people already in the U.S., while refugees are those requesting protections from outside the country. There’s already a backlog of nearly 1 million asylum cases pending with Homeland Security and the immigration courts. A senior administration official said they view asylum and the refugee program in tandem, and as the number of migrants demanding asylum on the southwest border has surged, it’s natural that the government would cut the number of refugees it can handle. “Given the massive backlog we’ve got in humanitarian protection cases that are already in our country, it makes sense to prioritize that caseload before we go abroad looking for new refugees to resettle,” the official said..

This is a great first step, and WAY overdue.  For more, click on the text above…

Trump cutting Obama-era refugee admissions 77%

The Trump administration, which has proposed a massive 60 percent reduction in refugee admissions from the Obama-era high of 110,000, is expected to cut that number even deeper. according to preliminary estimates. Experts evaluating the administration’s latest refugee totals now predict a slash of over 77 percent, to 25,000 refugees a year. “The national quota was lowered drastically by the Trump administration from 2018. His quota is, like, 45,000. Likely by the end of the year the number will be substantially less than even that,” according to Don Barnett, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and widely published on refugee resettlement and asylum issues. At a Tuesday conference, he added that Trump could “zero out” refugees, because it is up to the president to set levels. Based on current refugee statistics, he said that the administration will likely allow in far less than the proposed ceiling of 45,000. “I personally think it will come in at half that. I think it will come in at 25,000 or so,” said Barnett. “It’s not going to come anywhere near 45,000,” he added. Obama averaged 75,000 refugee admissions every year, he said. Refugees have become controversial around the nation as more have poured in. State and local communities have balked at the costs, about $3,000 each, and the right they have to welfare and medical help. In Minnesota, it’s become an election issue. At the Tuesday conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, Jeff Johnson, a St. Cloud, Minn., city councilman said local taxpayers are outraged at the number of refugees pouring in. “This could be the number one issue” in the state and local elections this year, he said.

That would hardly be a surprise..  Under Obama’s foolish policies, we have become overrun by largely unvetted refugees from predominantly Muslim countries that our infrastructure simply cannot accommodate.  So, kudos to President Trump for cutting back on that nonsense.

Trump to Cut More than Half in U.S. Aid to UN Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Agency

The Trump administration is preparing to cut tens of millions of dollars – over half the intended first installment – from the UN agency for so-called Palestinian refugees, the Associated Press, citing U.S. officials, reported on Sunday. According to officials, only $60 million of the planned $125 million would be paid to the UN Relief and Works Agency, the body that administers to Palestinian “refugees.” Other payments would be contingent on major changes in the organization, the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added. The U.S. is UNRWA’s single largest donor, providing about $300 million annually. The definition of a Palestinian “refugee” and the actual numbers have long been the subject of debate. Last month, Trump said that Palestinian intransigence regarding negotiations with Israel would cost them aid. Trump tweeted, “we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel” and added, “with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?” In a two hour address to the Palestinian Liberation Organization on Sunday, Abbas cursed Trump over the tweet, saying, “May your house be demolished.” However, there has been a difference of opinion among U.S. officials regarding the U.S. decision. While U.S. Ambassador Haley wants U.S. aid to be entirely cut until the Palestinians return to the negotiating table with Israel, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, among others, believe that doing so would only worsen the situation in the region, especially in neighboring Jordan which is home to hundreds of thousands of so-called Palestinian refugees. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tended towards Tillerson and Mattis’ line of thinking although it was the West Bank and Gaza – and not Jordan – that were his main concern. While supporting Trump’s bottom line, the prime minister felt the U.S. move would create a humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip as well as derail security cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Instead, he believes the move should be gradual. Netanyahu’s office said he “supports President Trump’s critical attitude towards UNRWA and believes practical steps need to be taken in order to change the fact that UNRWA is being used to entrench the Palestinian refugee problem instead of solving it.” Netanyahu also suggested instead that the funds for Palestinian refugees instead be rerouted to another UN body such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) which deals the rest of the world’s refugees, the report said. Israel is deeply critical of UNRWA, charging that the organization harbors terrorists and perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem indefinitely, thus blocking a potential resolution to the conflict. UNRWA has also come under fire on many occasions both for spreading anti-Semitic hate in its schools and for employing members of terror organizations and supporters of terror. In February, UN Watch released an 130-page report exposing 40 UNRWA school employees in Gaza and elsewhere who engaged in incitement to terror against Israelis and expressed “anti-Semitism, including by posting Holocaust-denying videos and pictures celebrating Hitler.” That month the agency also announced the suspension of an UNRWA employee suspected of having been elected a Hamas leader. The UN itself released a report in 2015 that found Palestinian terror groups used three empty UN-run schools in Gaza as a weapons cache. Moreover, it said that in at least two cases terrorists “probably” fired rockets at Israel from the schools during the 50-day summer conflict in 2014 between Israel and Hamas. While the agency is said to administer to 5.1 million so-called refugees, the numbers are unclear. According to UNRWA’s own data, the U.S. is its largest donor and in 2016 it granted $152 million directly to the agency and a further $216 million to affiliated projects – equal to a quarter of the agency’s total budget.

And that is crazy!!  Why on earth are we funding with our hard-earned tax dollars an organization that funds Islamo-fascist terrorist organizations like Hamas?  We might as well just start shooting ourselves in our collective feet.  I’m with Trump and Ambassador Nicky Haley on this one.  It’s time to end this decades-long cycle that has gotten us absolutely nowhere.  The PLO (or now the PLA) and it’s Hamas masters have NO interest whatsoever with making any peace Israel, and its time we as Americans stop pretending that it’s even a remote possibility.  It’s not.  Abbas even openly said he hopes Trump’s is “demolished.”  And that’s who we’re supposed to give money to in the hopes it’ll bribe peace?  Unfotunately, that’s the stupid cycle we’ve been in for over 30 years.  Glad to see we finally have a President and an Ambassador who are willing to call it as it is.  We need to cut off ALL “foreign aid” to the Palestinians.

Data: Trump Admin Reduces Refugee Admissions by 70 Percent in First Year

President Trump reduced foreign refugee admissions by roughly 70 percent in nearly the first year of his presidency, a new report reveals. Center for Immigration Studies researcher Nayla Rush released a new study comparing refugee admissions to the United States under Trump versus those under former President Obama between Jan. 20 to Dec. 20, 2017, and the same time period in 2016. During the first 11 months of Trump’s presidency, the populist-nationalist president cut the number of foreign refugees entering the U.S. by about 70 percent, according to Rush’s research. In his first 11 months, Trump admitted 28,875 foreign refugees to the U.S., a vast difference from the whopping 93,668 foreign refugees admitted in the same time period under Obama. Likewise, for Fiscal Year 2018, Trump has lowered the number of refugees who can enter the U.S. to 45,000, which as Rush notes, is the lowest refugee cap since 1980. Between Jan. 20 and Dec. 20, 2017, more than 53 percent of the 28,875 refugees resettled in the U.S. were Christians, while 32 percent were Muslim, 5.4 percent were Buddhist and nearly 4 percent were Hindu. Compare that to Obama refugee resettlements in 2016 when 45 percent of the 93,668 refugees admitted were Muslim and 44 percent were Christians. Due to left-wing judges holding up implementation of Trump’s travel ban — which sought to halt refugee resettlement to the U.S. from terrorist-funding countries — nearly 5,600 refugees from Somalia, Iran and Syria were able to enter the U.S. this year. But, in December 2017, Trump’s travel ban on refugees from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Venezuela, and Yemen was able to be fully implemented, thus far ending refugee resettlement from these countries for the time being. Under Trump, only roughly 2,000 Syrian refugees entered the U.S. in 2017, a far cry from the mass resettlement of more than 15,000 Syrian refugees in a single year under Obama.

No kidding!!  This is great progress!  Still a lot of work to do in order to get this nonsense under control.   But, we’re at least moving in the right direction.  Excellent!!    🙂

Mother of Idaho Girl Raped by Refugees: Authorities Withholding Police Report from Family

The mother of the five-year-old girl who endured a vicious sex assault at the hands of Iraqi and Sudanese refugees in June said she feels her family is being treated like “criminals” by local authorities and the media. One June 2, she was outside with her daughter when she left for two or three minutes to take a quick bathroom break — and that’s all the time it took for the three perpetrators to grab the little girl, before dragging her into a nearby laundry room, stripping her naked, urinating on her clothes and in her mouth, and filming the attack until stopped by an elderly resident. But no one will allow her to read the police report or her own daughter’s medical records, she said. “As victims it just makes us feel like they’re treating us like we’re the criminals. I called the victim’s advocate a few times to get the records and she said, ‘I told you several times now you can’t have nothing.’ And she’s like ‘why do you want this stuff?’ And I tell her because it’s my daughter and I want to know and I have a right to it under our Constitution,” she told World Net Daily. This despite what her daughter endured was almost certainly a rape at the hands of the youngest attacker, the seven-year-old Iraqi living next door whose Muslim family has ignored eviction notices and allows their son to roam free in the neighborhood. Idaho attorney Mark Guerry explained to World Net Daily that what the film showed the Iraqi doing to his victim qualifies as felony rape, but authorities are working flat-out to hush up the attack. Guerry said: She’s incapable of consenting, she may very well have been threatened with force or violence. I think even with what little we know there’s a case here to be made for felony rape. But, part of what’s going on, in my opinion, is the state is trying to keep this thing well under the radar so they can make a decision about how to handle this without having to face the public, and be able to dispose of it as fast as they can without it reflecting badly on them. Nobody wants the scandal of protest over someone being injured by a Muslim immigrant. An Obama administration official threatened local residents discussing the rape and Third World refugee resettlement with federal prosecution for discussing the case not once, but twice. The victim starts counseling next week, the mother said. “She’s still traumatized really bad… When she sees boys, she’ll tell me ‘those are bad boys, those are all bad boys.’”

From the mouth of babes..  Just awful..