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The Percentage of Muslim Refugees on Welfare Will Disturb You

President Obama recently announced that he wants to increase the number of Muslim refugees this country takes in to a staggering additional 10,000.

In light of that fact, it might be worthwhile to take a look at what the economic bottom line is going to look like when that happens.

According to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 92% of Muslim refugees in this country are currently on food stamps. Nearly 69% percent are receiving cash welfare.

Even if Americans were on board with President Obama’s desire to help finance the Islamization of America and the west, while bringing in untold numbers of ISIS fighters who are openly hiding among the refugees to this country where it will be easier for them to carry out their deadly terrorist agenda on our soil, the economic burden alone should cause us to reconsider.

According to Senator Jeff Sessions:

During the time period referenced in the chart (FY2008 to FY2013), the United States admitted 115,617 refugees from the Middle East and granted asylum to another 10,026.

Also during this 5-year time frame, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the United States granted permanent admission to a total of 308,805 individuals from these same 10 Middle Eastern countries (designated as refugee-sending nations) through the issuance of green cards. Those with green cards are Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the United States who may apply for citizenship after 5 years and bring their foreign relatives into the U.S. on green cards as well.

More broadly, concerning all immigration, the Migration Policy Institute notes that the U.S. has taken in “about 20 percent of the world’s international migrants, even as it represents less than 5 percent of the global population,” and that 1 in 4 U.S. residents is now either an immigrant or born to immigrant parents. The Census projects that another 14 million immigrants will arrive in the United States between now and 2025, easily eclipsing the highest previous historical watermark for foreign-born population share.

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