We never seem to hear Obama talk about the price tag for his policy of allowing Syrian refugees into the US. According to research on what it’s cost to resettle refugees from the Middle East in the past, it was found that “On average, each Middle Eastern refugee resettled in the United States costs an estimated $64,370 in the first five years, or $257,481 per household.”
Below is charted a breakdown of the kinds of assistance Middle Eastern refugees use, and their respective rates of use:
Resettling and housing refugees is the cheap part. It’s been established that there are plenty of “economic refugees” in Europe – those who choose their destination based on whichever country will offer the most generous welfare benefits. It’s common for many migrants to claim that they’re under the age of 18 so they’re eligible for more benefits.
Will Syrian refugees be any different? If the evidence out of Europe’s experiment in welcoming refugees with open arms is any indicator, probably not.
As Investors Business Daily reported, in Belgium, Muslims make up 5% of the population, but sap up 40-60% of the welfare budget.
Heavily subsidized by Belgium’s overgenerous welfare system, North African immigrants have little incentive to integrate. Instead they turn inward, creating Islamic no-go zones divorced from and hostile to Western society.
Sharia4Belgium is one of most popular youth organizations in the country. Its young Muslim bullies go around harassing non-Muslims to comply with Sharia law on the street, banning the smoking of cigarettes, the use of alcohol and the sale of pork. Women who don’t cover up get pawed, or worse, raped.
The problem isn’t intolerance. It’s the multiculturalist socialist paradise that the entire European Union affords Muslim immigrants.
As a result, welfare is abused by Muslims across Europe — some 80% of Muslim immigrants to Europe are on the dole, and more than half are “economically inactive.” Muslims claim disability more than any other group.
In the EU capital of Belgium, as well as neighboring Netherlands, Muslims are roughly 5% of the population yet consume 40% to 60% of the welfare budget. Belgium spends more on unemployment benefits than any other country outside Denmark.
We can’t even afford the welfare State we have in place now – and it’s estimated that Obama’s policy on refugees will cost $55 billion. There are better investments to be made than in those who could potentially kill us.
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