Report: Children of refugees get more federal benefits than poor U.S. kids

Washington Examiner – by Paul Bedard

America loves kids, but Uncle Sam has a favorite: children of refugees.

Among recipients of food stamps, welfare cash and Social Security payments, refugee children receive more in taxpayer-funded aid than children of citizens, according to a new report on federal spending from the pro-immigration Migration Policy Institute.  

For example, 30 percent of refugee children live in households that received food stamps from 2009-13. Among American children, the number was 27 percent, said the report titled, “Young Children of Refugees in the United States: Integration Successes and Challenges.”

Some 8 percent received cash welfare, compared with 6 percent of U.S. citizen households. And 5 percent of children of refugees were part of Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income program, compared with 4 percent of U.S. children.

The reason? The report said that aid is typically higher to refugees because they arrive poor, a situation likely to hit hard when an estimated 20,000 Syrian refugees arrive in the U.S. before the end of the year.

See the full report here.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at

2 thoughts on “Report: Children of refugees get more federal benefits than poor U.S. kids

  1. What do you do when you have a government that does not represent your wishes? Your vote does not count, due to voter fraud. Lobbyists pay off the representatives. Super delegates decide who will get the presidential nomination. The electoral college makes the decision.
    We have been essentially silenced, but hey, pay your taxes! The refugees need it! Our people live in tent cities, that is till it is torn down by the storm troopers. Our vets are treated like shit or left to die. Feed the homeless, that’s offensive and against the law! Did you loose your job? Tough crap, the illegals took that from you, because they’re doing the jobs Americans don’t want to do! Pay your taxes! Don’t ask questions, otherwise, you’re a terrorist. Pay your taxes. We’re from the government and we are here to help. We need to save the refugees.

    1. And that’s the tip of the Titanic’s iceberg. They are systematically destroying all white Americans one family at a time. I’m in my 50’s and have been hauled into court two times in two different states. One was Oregon for a zoning violation and the state got a $1000 fine when I sold my home. The other was Texas with lies so egregious, I can’t repeat them, but again it was for money. If you have anything, they will take it and give it to refugees or line the pockets of rich politicians.

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