Refugee populations causing economic disaster in Europe

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While much of the debate over allowing refugees into the U.S. centered around the possibility of terrorists slipping through the cracks, there’s an economic argument to be made as well. President Trump is right to want to restrict the flow, and a new report completely vindicates his concern.

If one wants to help the amount of actual refugees as possible, they shouldn’t want the limited funds the government has to be wasted resettling them in the first world due to the exorbitant cost. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, on average, each Middle Eastern refugee resettled in the United States costs an estimated $64,370 in the first five years, which comes out to $257,481 per household. Given that it only costs $1,057 to resettle each Syrian refugee elsewhere in the Middle East, for what it costs to resettle one Syrian refugee in the United States for five years, about 12 refugees can be helped in the Middle East for five years, or 61 refugees can be helped for one year.

Refugees will also have the benefit of living in a nation where they can speak the language, making it easier for them to find employment and rebuild their lives.

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And if you don’t think mass refugee resettlement wouldn’t be a disaster – just look at Europe, which for the most part has had open arms, and open borders.

According to the Daily WireThe flow of refugees into Sweden has made that once idyllic country a mess. Police have set up “no-go zones” they deem too dangerous to go into, famed feminists have abandoned cities, where refugees flock, and the number of rapes has skyrocketed.

Now it turns out that neighboring Denmark is also suffering dramatic effect from the deluge of refugees into that country.

“A recent study conducted by Denmark’s Ministry of Finance concluded that in 2014, immigrants and their descendants cost Danish taxpayers at net loss of 28 billion Crowns per year,” according to the National Economics Editorial. That’s $42 billion.

“Furthermore, when Western immigrants were removed from the equation, the net cost rose to 33kr billion.” That’s nearly $50 billion.

In comparison, ethnic Danes contributed a surplus of $84 billion in 2014.

The report doesn’t mince words, saying the data “shows conclusively that immigration has been an economic disaster for Denmark.”

Quoting the report: “In short: 59 percent of the tax surplus collected from native Danes is spent on ethnic minorities, who are a massive drain on the system. This would be roughly equivalent to America’s federal government spending $2.1 trillion per year on immigrants—a number so large it defies all logic and reason…Consider that ethnic minorities, who are by definition immigrants to Denmark, represent 84 percent of all welfare recipients, as of 2016.

Is there any surprise that public opinion towards migrants and refugees in Europe is turning negative? American liberals need to wake up and smell the coffee.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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