Cash And Welfare Benefits For All The New Refugees Coming To Your Community

The international standard is for refugees to be given social services and even cash by their host country, which is why when there is a refugee crisis the effect on neighboring states is often so pronounced as to even be politically destabilizing.

That said, nobody does it quite like the Obama administration, do they?

Refugees receive a plethora of services and assistance when they reach the shores of the America, according to a recently released study.

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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops posted a PDF on their website breaking down available assistance for refugees resettled in the United States. The information is based on a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

President Barack Obama initially said he wanted to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees. The White House is now discussing raising that from 70,000 this year to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in fiscal 2017, administration officials told Bloomberg News.

The numbers of refugees appear on track to grow and 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.

There was a recent study indicating that some 51 percent of immigrants were receiving some form of welfare benefits in America – refugees tend to be even more needy than immigrants, most of whom already have family in the United States and come to the country with some form of marketable skills.

Given that the current crop of people arriving on our shores tend to be from some of the worst places in the world – first Somalia in reasonably large numbers, and now Syria – the percentage of people requiring long-term connection to the welfare state might be even higher.

It’s worth asking – is it really cheaper to stand silent in the face of atrocity and war like there is in Syria rather than to send troops in to stop it?

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