SO WHY ARE WE GIVING BILLIONS TO THE UN FOR REFUGEE RESETTLE.ENT INSTEAD OF TO OUR HOMELESS, VETERANS AND CHILDREN? by Harvey Sankey
So why are we giving billions to the UN for Refugee Resettlement Instead of to our homeless, veterans and children?
- · The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has requested $1,057 to care for each Syrian refugee annually in most countries neighboring Syria.
- · UNHCR reports a gap of $2.5 billion in funding that it needs to care for approximately four million Syrians in neighboring countries.
- · The five-year cost of resettling about 39,000 Syrian refugees in the United States is enough to erase the current UNHCR funding gap.
- · Very heavy use of welfare programs by Middle Eastern refugees, and the fact that they have only 10.5 years of education on average, makes it likely that it will be many years, if ever, before this population will cease to be a net fiscal drain on public coffers — using more in public services than they pay in taxes.
Given our limited resources, our ever rising national debt, the neighboring countries these people come from should be shouldering the cost. However, they don’t want them because of security threats! (179 words)