Refugees cost taxpayers billions to remain in U.S.

We love refugees protestAn immigration watchdog says American taxpayers would save millions of dollars a year if refugees are resettled closer to home rather than brought to the United States.

Federation for American Immigration Reform or FAIR has released a new study that suggests refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. cost federal taxpayers a whopping $1.8 billion per year and $8.8 billion over a five-year span.

The same study suggests that $867 million is tied up in welfare benefits that U.S. taxpayers pay.

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