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    Report: Obama’s Plan To Import 10,000 Refugees Would Cost Taxpayers $6.5 billion

    by Julia Hahn
    11 Sep 2015
    Washington D.C.

    President Obama’s plan to import 10,000 Syrian refugees would cost U.S. tax payers $130 million per year, according to projections from Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector.

    Extended out over the next 50 years, these additional 10,000 migrants would cost U.S. taxpayers $6.5 billion over the course of the migrants’ lifetime.

    On Sept. 10, a White House spokesman said President Barack Obama would grant residence to 10,000 additional Syrians in 2016, along with the routine inflow of 70,000 refugees and 1 million new immigrants. Many establishment Republican presidential candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeb Bush, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), say it’s the United States’ duty to import these economic migrants from predominantly poor and Muslim countries.

    Because refugees, by law, are required to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status one year after entering the United States, they fairly soon become eligible for all federal benefits paid for by U.S. taxpayers. Moreover, if they have U.S.-born children then those children are immediately eligible for services.

    A low-skilled legal immigrant generally receives $4 of benefits for every $1 of taxes they contribute– this would apply to low-skilled refugees over time as well. Rector notes that we do not know the specific education status of each individual refugee. However, assuming that they are predominantly low-skilled, each migrant would cost U.S. taxpayers $13,000 per year. The importation of 10,000 migrants, therefore, would result in a net cost (total benefits received minus total taxes paid) of $130 million per year.

    This $6.5 billion expenditure to provide community services, education, health, welfare and retirement costs to 10,000 migrants comes in addition to the approximately $13.5 billion in foreign aid to Middle Eastern nations that United States taxpayers sent in 2013.

    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has said that the United States’ immigration policy needs to prioritize the national interests of its citizenry. “Look, from a humanitarian standpoint, I’d love to help. But we have our own problems. We have so many problems that we have to solve,” Trump declared on Wednesday night’s broadcast of Hannity.

    Trump explained that Muslim countries should be willing to take in some of the Muslim migrants: “The Gulf states [are] tremendously wealthy. You have five groups of people, six groups, they’re not taking anybody. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, these are tremendously wealthy and powerful from the standpoint of money. They — they’re not taking anybody. Russia’s not taking. Nobody’s taking. [But we’re] supposed to take — we have to straighten out our own problems,” Trump said.

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has articulated a similar position. “No, we shouldn’t be taking on any more Syrian refugees right now,” Walker told reporters on Wednesday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

    By contrast, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham– all of whom support expanding record high immigration rates– have announced their willingness to accept migrants.

    “I would be open to that if it can be done in a way that allows us to ensure that among them are not people who are part of a terrorist organization who are using this crisis,” Rubio told Boston Herald Radio on September 8th. This proposal could result in the admittance of many refugees. “The vast and overwhelming majority of people who are seeking refuge are not terrorists, of course, but you always are concerned about that,” Rubio said.
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    Listen, you treasonous government officials, this isn't your money, this isn't your land, this isn't your country to give away and hand-over to people who have no business here that we don't want here. You've no right, no legal authority, to let even 1 more immigrant of any type from anywhere into the United States of America.

    Under the US Constitution, the ONLY authority you have with regard to immigration is to PREVENT IT.

    Article, 1 - Section 9.

    The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.
    You don't have and have never had the right to admit immigrants or authorize migration into the United States. Only the states have that right under the US Constitution, because it's the citizens of their states that carry the burden and wear the consequences. Where you Giant Ass Fools got the notion you could sit there in Congress or in the White House on our nickels and dimes and hand out GREEN CARDS, STUDENT AND WORK VISAS, GUEST WORKER PERMITS, AMNESTY, and OTHER PERMITS to millions of immigrants and illegal aliens every year to enter the United States for legal residency and work purposes, I have no clue, but every single one of you involved in this travesty need to FIRED and prosecuted for every dime, every job, every education and every life you have cost the American People as a result of these completely unconstitutional acts against our nation to the irreparable harm and detriment of our people.

    You're liars, thieves, cheaters and traitors to have done to our beautiful country what you have done in direct violation of the limited scope of your congressional, judicial and executive authorities.

    And if we have a government of the people, by the people and for the people, this would have never happened to begin with, but it did, because we don't.

    Again, no federal judge, no federal court, no Congress and no President has the right, power or authority to import even 1 immigrant or alien into the United States for residency or work purposes, not one. You're only right, power or authority is to PREVENT IT after the year 1808. If the founders of our nation and the authors of the US Constitution wanted any of you to have the authority to flood this nation with a bunch of poor people to live off the state and steal jobs from our citizens, then they would have given you that power, but they didn't, for reasons far too obvious to explain.

    Furthermore, it's clearly stated to whom this nation was founded and for whom this government was established to serve by the Preamble to the US Constitution:

    Preamble to the US Constitution

    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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