Refugees Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers Estimated $4.1B in FY 2017, Billions More After


Source: Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated $4.1 Billion in FY 2017 – Breitbart

by Michael Patrick Leahy

American taxpayers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009, according to a cost estimate by Breitbart News.

Even if the Trump administration were to entirely shut down the flow of refugees into the United States in FY 2018 and beyond, the refugees who have already arrived in the country will cost at least another $3.5 billion in 2018, and about $2 billion to $3 billion annually thereafter until FY 2022 and beyond.

The annual $4.1 billion cost of these refugees is about eight percent of “the total annual fiscal impact of first generation [immigrants to the United States] and their dependents, averaged across 2011-2013,” which the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in September 2016, estimated “is a cost of $57.4 billion.”

That report offered this summary of the characteristics of all immigrants to the United States between 1995 and 2014:

  • The number of immigrants living in the United States increased by more than 70 percent—from 24.5 million (about 9 percent of the population) in 1995, to 42.3 million (about 13 percent of the population) in 2014; the native-born population increased about 20 percent during the same period.
  • Annual flows of lawful permanent residents have increased. During the 1980s, just under 600,000 immigrants were admitted legally (received green cards) each year; after the 1990 Immigration Act took effect, legal admissions increased to just under 800,000 per year; since 2001 legal admissions have averaged just over 1 million per year.
  • Estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States roughly doubled from about 5.7 million in 1995 to about 11.1 million in 2014.

“For the 2011-2013 period, the net cost to state and local budgets of first generation adults [who have immigrated to the United States] is, on average, about $1,600 each,” the National Academies report found.

The analysis that estimates a $4.1 billion annual cost of refugees is based on the same methodology and data used in a November 2015 study from the non-partisan Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which concluded that “in their first five years in the United States each refugee from the Middle East costs taxpayers $64,370—12 times what the UN estimates it costs to care for one refugee in neighboring Middle Eastern countries.”

…in at least one significant welfare program the rate goes up with each year in the country.

SSI, a cash welfare program for the disabled or elderly, is used by about 14 percent of refugees in the first year of arrival. Slightly more than 29 percent of refugee families who have been here for five years have one or more members receiving SSI, a lifetime benefit in most cases. Each year of residence brought an increase in the rate of SSI usage, as Table 1 below, taken from the Office of Refuge Resettlement’s 2014 Annual Survey of Refugees (where it is listed as Table II-20) shows.

Much more data and tables breaking down the Islam tax being forced on Americans at the link above.

More on the The Price of Resettling (Mostly Muslim) Refugees in America.

12 thoughts on “Refugees Will Cost U.S. Taxpayers Estimated $4.1B in FY 2017, Billions More After

  1. So the refugees will not be sent back? They stay here for life? This information should be read by the protesters to open their eyes to educate themselves on the financial burdon this is on America!!!

      • Deport or terminate them as they would and will do to use if they get the chance, Move on this President Trump, Moving to the President Trump Facebook page with all this now !!

        Yes deport them !! A dozen bank robbing Gangs steal less than a dozen women with 6 children they found on the street and they brought them here at a cost of $100,000+ a year for section-8 housing, Welfare, Food stamps, Medicade, Schools, County Hospitals treatments etc etc etc much worse than bank robbing gun toting gangs !!!

  2. Mr Obama real muslim played a trick on we Americans.Now he made this nation unsafe .We now feeding enemy in our own land to destroy us. Muslim are smart and cruel good trick they play on all.

  3. So people are finally waking up to the Islamic give away: we the tax payer support a class of people who do not want to work, much like their counter parts in England, who demand that we the citizens of our nation cater to their way of life and beliefs or else, will riot, rape, create chaos if they do not get what they demand, create enclaves where no non Muslim dare go including law enforcement, play the victim card, and bring diseases long gone from our nation back into our nation including STD’s that cannot be treated with antibiotics and why may I ask should we support these people who other nations will not take due to the expense of having them, only one solution and many will not like it: return them to their homeland, there they can fight for the life they choose instead of destroying our nation, culture and history. BTW: might want to ask the media/law enforcement why they do not report any Islamic crimes to the people of America, why are these liberals willing to put our nation at risk when they themselves will be targets.

      • jews are no better or worse than anybody else; they are just humans. judge people by their own actions, and judge philosophies by what they teach. judaism teaches most of the same things that christianity teaches; most of western civilization is here because of what both teach.

        islam, OTOH, is a pirate cult. it teaches that crime is a good thing, so long as it is done to advance islam. muslims are prohibited from doing to one another what they are encouraged to do to non-muslims, because, as with any gang, the gang will disintegrate if its members attack one another. besides, from their perspective, the pickings are good, and are likely to remain good for a good long time, because the west is lead by people who do not know the sunnah, and *refuse* to actually look at it, taking the word of pious muslims (the most dangerous criminals) instead.

        muslims are people, too, and also suffer under sharia law. as with any dictatorship, the people are under the thumb of the rulers. in islam, rulers are just those who have succeeded at seizing control; there are even rules that determine whether or not a ruler seized power legitimately. killing the previous ruler is not prohibited, but not being a pious muslim is (“pious” as in willing to rob, rape, and kill like the pirate muhammed, whom islam deems the “perfect man.”).

        so let’s not throw rocks at groups of people, because generalizations are generally stupid. instead, let’s throw rocks at evil philosophies.

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