OBAMA’S 10,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES WILL COST $640 MILLION TO RESETTLE
91 percent of receive food stamps and 68 percent receive cash welfare.
And it’s not going to be just 10,000 as the “ceiling” is meant to keep going up. But even starting with that 10,000 Syrian migrants, the cost will be $640 million.
That’s the number suggested by CIS’s evaluation of the costs of resettling middle eastern migrants undertaken by Karen Zeigler and Steven A. Camarota.
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.
The five-year costs of resettlement in the United States include $9,230 spent by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within HHS and the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) within the State Department in the first year, as well as $55,139 in expenditures on welfare and education.
Of Middle Eastern refugee households that have
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