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Another Reason to Reject Muslim Immigrants: They Come Here for Free Stuff, NOT to ‘Better Their Lives’

February 4, 2017 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Business, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Ethics, Freedom, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Media Bias, Middle East, Progressives, Syria, Taxes, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Welfare | Comments Off on


Another Reason to Reject Muslim Immigrants: They Come Here for Free Stuff, NOT to ‘Better Their Lives’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberals have taken to belching out the false claim that “immigration made America great” as an excuse to allow unending waves of Muslim “refugees” into the U.S. They say these Muslims only want to come to the U.S. and join our country and to “better their lives.” However, economic statistics clearly show that this is a lie. There “refugees” aren’t coming here to join the great American experiment. They are merely coming here for free stuff courtesy of the American taxpayer.

The most recent data on the economic status of these tens of thousands of “refugees” shows that they have not come here to join our system, to get an education, or to get a job to better themselves. Indeed, few get jobs and the great bulk of them simply live off government handouts paid for by the rest of us who are working for a living.

The data shows that these “refugees” languish on welfare and don’t make any effort to better themselves. Fully 91.4 percent are on food stamps and 68.3 percent on cash assistance.


Welfare statistics, double click to enlarge.

The information comes from the website of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions who warns, “The Census projects that another 14 million immigrants will arrive in the United States between now and 2025, easily eclipsing the highest previous historical watermark for foreign-born population share.”

The statistics in the chart are provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ORR figures defined refugees from the “Middle East” as being from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.

During the time period referenced in the chart (FY2008 to FY2013), the United States admitted 115,617 refugees from the Middle East and granted asylum to another 10,026. Also during this time frame, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the United States granted permanent admission to a total of 308,805 individuals from these same 10 Middle Eastern countries (designated as refugee-sending nations) through the issuance of green cards.

Those with green cards are Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the United States who may apply for citizenship after 5 years and bring their foreign relatives into the U.S. on green cards as well. Refugees are required to apply to adjust to LPR status within 1 year of their admission to the United States.

The DHS 2013 report on Refugees and Asylees list the top ten countries, numerically, for refugee admission into the United States as: Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Cuba, Iran, Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

More broadly, concerning all immigration, the Migration Policy Institute notes that the U.S. has taken in “about 20 percent of the world’s international migrants, even as it represents less than 5 percent of the global population,” and that 1 in 4 U.S. residents is now either an immigrant or born to immigrant parents.

As you can see from the data, these people don’t come here to join with us and become Americans seeking to better themselves and enrich their families in their newly adopted home. They come here to live off our taxpayers as they seek to force their backwards, barbaric “religion” on us instead of taking our ways onto themselves.

These Muslim “refugees” are illiterate and uninterested in learning to read, filled with hate for our way of life and uninterested in learning why their outlook is barbaric, and interested only in destroying our system to put brutal shariah law in its place.

These are people we do not want in our country just *because* they are “immigrants.”

In the end, it isn’t “immigration” that has “made America great.” Our system is what makes the U.S. great because it gives immigrants a chance to educate themselves, get a job, save money, and even start businesses of their own in order to make life better for themselves and their families. That is the American promise, after all.

Immigration in and of itself did not make America great. It is out system that made America great. Yes, immigrants can be and have been a part of that system, but it is the system itself, not the immigrants, that makes America the greatest nation in human history. Immigrants are certainly part of all that success, but immigrants are not the essence of that success.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as Constitution.com, CanadaFreePress.com, BizPac Review, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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