While many of our military families must rely on food stamps and
And the tax dollars required to support these “refugees” — many of whom, it’s turning out, are actually NOT coming from war-torn Syria — are about to explode, given new directives from the Obama administration.
According to Yahoo! News, the administration is now saying that what was supposed to be 10,000 refugee settlers has now mushroomed into a reported 100,000 newcomers to the U.S. by 2017.
“We will now go up to 85,000 with at least 10,000 over the next year in Syria specifically. And in the next fiscal year we will target 100,000,” Kerry said.
As we reported last week, many of these desperate refugees are shopping around for the host country with the best benefits. So what will the United States be doing to “compete” in this market for refugees — some of whom may not be quite as tired and poor as they are portrayed to be?
The United Conference of Catholic Bishops recently posted the list of freebies President Obama’s offering to those thousands of “refugees” he and the United Nations are demanding America accept. The information came from our very own Government Accountability Office.
As reported by the Daily Caller:
Each refugee is offered a placement grant of $1,850 from the Department of State. This includes: pre-arrival, reception, initial housing food, clothing, referral services and social programs. The benefit eligibility are for those refugees who have been in the U.S. for up to three months.
Refugees needing cash assistance can get it through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This is temporary financial assistance and social services for those eligible low-income refugees with dependent children. Cash assistance for refugees who do not qualify for TANF can also be obtained through Refugee Cash Assistance. This is available for those in U.S. for up to 8 months.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is also an option for incoming refugees and those who settled in the U.S. for up to nine years. This is cash is cash assistance for those low-income individuals who may be elderly, blind, or disabled.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is made available to refugees for up to nine years while social services for refugees — including job training, placement, and retention for those settled in the U.S — are available for up to five years.
Ann Corcoran, founder of Refugee Resettlement Watch, first noticed the posting and comments, “At the top you will see that each refugee gets $1850 as a one time payment from the US Dept. of State (a family of 6 would receive $11,100). However, the contracting (non-profit) agency keeps about $750 of each refugee’s allotment for its own overhead.”
She later noted, “But, that is not all the contractor receives, most get tens of thousands of federal dollars to run myriad other programs through their offices including English language lessons, employment counseling, and even are granted federal dollars to develop community gardens for their refugee clients.”
You do the math. That means at least $342,250,000 of U.S. funds over the next couple of years.
Meanwhile, according to Marine Lt. Gen. Mark Brilakis, providing bullet-proof glass for Marine recruitment offices would cost about $100 million dollars the U.S. government just doesn’t have. General Brilakis, I think I just found your $100 million, even if it means that those refugees coming to America will have to suck it up and divide the remaining left over $243 million amongst themselves.
I don’t know about y’all, but Monday morning I’m going to light up the phone lines to my Congressmen to demand our Marines be taken care of before any refugee who sets foot on our soil. Be sure and contact us if you need any assistance contacting your representatives.