“What we’re trying to do here is to put a temporary halt to the refugee program until the general accounting office can do an assessment of just exactly how much this is costing the taxpayer,” Babin told The Daily Caller. “It’s something that needs to be addressed and needs to be addressed quickly because what it amounts to is an open invitation. To import the problems of the Middle East, of terrorism, oppression of women and all the things that go along with it, into the United States of America.”
Source: Daily Caller
Secretary of State John Kerry announced over the weekend that the government plans to gradually increase the number of refugees it takes in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Of course, he is not witnessing what is happening all across Europe right now…or maybe he is and likes it.
However, according to the conservative congressman, the majority of refugees already residing in the U.S. are on government assistance and present security issues to both their local communities and the nation in general.
“We already know that over 90 percent of them are already on some sort of entitlement program when they come in,” he said. “91 percent of refugees accepted to the United States between 2008 and 2013 were on food stamps; 73 percent on Medicaid refugee medical assistant; 68 percent receive cash welfare payments. This does not even account for the cost to state and local communities.”
Thank goodness someone has some thought and backbone about this.