Memo: 353,000 Refugees on Food Stamps

Caroline May, Breitbart, April 23, 2015

More than 350,000 refugees in the United States are on food stamps, according the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

In a memo to the Senate Judiciary Committee released Thursday but dated April 14, CRS offers data on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)–or food stamps–and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) use among refugees. It also provided refugee benefit usage statistics for medical assistance, cash assistance and public housing.

In Fiscal Year 2013, there were about 353,000 refugees on SNAP. As of December 2014, 55,000 refugees, asylees, and other similar populations receiving payments from SSI, the memo reveals.

CRS provided a table looking at welfare use among all refugees who had arrived within the past five years. In 2013, 56 percent were receiving Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance, 47.1 percent were on “any type of cash assistance,” 74.2 percent were on food stamps, and 22.8 percent were in public housing.


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  • Democrats pop champagne corks.

    • a1781054

      Refugees are coming here to do the jobs Americans won’t do – like vote Democrat!

      • Chip Carver

        They’re being brought here to replace whites. The folks in charge aren’t worried about votes. The politicians might be, but for the most part they’re useful idiots, just like “liberals”.

  • Luca

    Refugees? Is that the new Liberal buzz-phrase for illegals?

    • Tannenbaum

      Yes, it is. And unfortunately, it’s not limited to liberals.

      • Luca

        Yes, but they are the ones who come up with the catchy slogans and titles, especially those in the mainstream media.

    • Blackfish

      “Dreamers” must not have done well in focus groups.

      • InAFreeCountry

        The blacks thought it was taking the shine off of MLK.

  • Oil Can Harry

    How can these gibsmedat goons be anything but an economic drain?

  • Fed Up

    I suspect if the TRUTH ever comes out — we’re supporting 90% of all immigrants (which includes illegals as well as refugees) to a greater or lesser degree with our tax dollars. Of course the reality of immigration is not what we Americans are entitled to know, per our lying politicians and Liberatards!

    • TheCogitator

      And we’ll support their spawn too, for god only knows how long. My bet is forever.

      • carriewhite64

        Yes, when the parents illegally immigrate, live on benefits, and refuse to learn the language or assimilate in any way, it is a done deal that the second generation will be worse.

  • Avner Lipschitz, DDS

    Our refugee policies, especially when combined with the implications of the detestable Immigration Act of 1965, have primed *America for “fundamental transformation” in the next few decades.

    (*name change pending)

    • phillyguy

      they are proposing in California to change the name of America to some Aztec god.

      • IstvanIN

        Are you serious?

      • Greaseritofuckwhiteystan.

        • Lexonaut

          It’s always greaserito, never wetback or sp*c or taco burner. Are you some kind of crypto racist?

          • Crypto-racist? I am the genuine article. The mods have let that one slide, along with the term “Bongonian”, occasionally with the “rape-ape” suffix. I was pretty neutral on race until I went to California for college, though I did once mention the idea of using tactical nuclear weapons for urban renewal, which earned me a horrified look from the black kid in my high school biology class. As an undergrad, I came to greatly enjoy provoking libtards. I became a race-realist there. “Criminal alien invader” takes longer to type.

          • Lexonaut

            This is a test …

            Bongonian Rape Ape

            Oh dear. (Snicker, snicker.)

          • My mouth has been thoroughly weaponized.

    • Johann Wald

      That act, also known as the “Hart-Celler Act” was the crowning glory of the Congressional career of Emanuel Celler. It replaced the National Origins formula under which the country had been operating successfully since 1921. Sen. Jacob Javits, upon hearing of its passage declared “let the floodgates open!”. Celler was also involved in drafting and passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. There’s a pattern here if you look for it.

  • MekongDelta69

    …And WE pay…

    • Lexonaut

      Fight fire with fire. Get melanin injections and then an EBT card.

      • MekongDelta69

        I’d rather set myself on fire first.

  • phillyguy

    who are they kidding ,there are three million refugees in California alone on food stamps, in the whole country there is probably 20 million refugees on food stamps ,free medical care and free housing…and they were offered my 80 year old mother $16.00 a month of food stamps, she told our generous government they can stick them where the Sun don’t shine.

    • SentryattheGate

      Last I saw, California had ~1/3rd of ALL US welfare cases! No wonder north CA wants to secede!

      • LexiconD1

        Nancy Pelosi is voted in office in Northern California. WE, in SoCa, do not get a vote to get her out. THEY are a LOT of the problem.

    • LexiconD1

      Every single kid in the Pico Rivera school district is on food stamps. The entire school district, in each and every single school, feeds the kids breakfast, lunch, and an after school snack.

      EVERY SINGLE KID IS ON FOOD STAMPS. This district is comprised, almost entirely, of hispanics. How many do you think are anchor babies, or illegals?!…

      That ought to give you a pretty good idea of how close you are to correct.

  • MadmanMarz

    One party system is the goal, once that’s in place they will create an “American Union” which would be a conglomeration of South, Central and North America. What better way to get to that end then mass immigration. Once this one party system is achieved it’s bye bye miss american pie.

  • Johann Wald

    Remittances are probably high on the list of GNP sources for these invaders home countries. They come here, get more in free government handouts than native Americans do in most cases and send a large portion of their income back “home”. My nickname for the Federal Government is “the Feral Government” for good reason.

  • stedman holder

    How you know what bossman has time to post nonsense here.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The U.S. takes in 70,000 refugees freeloaders each year with political pressure to up that number to 100,000.

    In 2012 the leading countries, in order of numbers of refugees sent to the U.S., were Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Somalia, Cuba, Dem. Rep. Congo, Iran, Eritrea, Sudan.

    Refugees are eligible for the ALL welfare programs within 30 days of arrival.

    There are 9 main major refugee resettlement organizations:

    *US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),
    *Lutheran Immigrant Aid Society (LIRS),
    *International Rescue Committee (IRC),
    *World Relief Corporation,
    *Immigrant and Refugee Services of America (IRSA),
    *Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS),
    *Church World Service (CWS),
    *Domestic and Foreign Missionary Service of the Episcopal Church of the USA,
    *Ethiopian Community Development Center (ECDC),

    What’s in it for them?

    a. $1,850 per refugee (including children) from the State Department.

    b. Up to $2,200 for each refugee by participating in a U.S. DHHS program known as Matching Grant. To get the $2,200, the Volag need only show it spent $200 and gave away $800 worth of donated clothes, furniture or cars.

    c. The Volag pockets 25% of every transportation loan it collects from refugees it “sponsors”.

    d. All Volag expenses and overhead in the Washington, DC HQ are paid by the U.S. government.

    e. For their refugee programs, Volags collect money from all federal grant programs – “Marriage Initiative”, “Faith-based”, “Ownership Society”, etc., as well as from various state and local grants.

    Don’t want destitute, uneducated, diseased, non-English speaking refugees freeloaders in your community or in your children’s schools?

    The U.S. government has a plan for you:

    Preparing the receiving communities requires agitators on the ground at the local level. Their role is to combat any push back that might be encountered from local residents.

    One big player in this propaganda war is Welcoming America, which was started with seed money from billionaire George Soros. Its stated mission is to work at the grassroots level, setting up “welcoming communities” in cities and counties across the U.S. Soros’s Open Society Institute granted the organization $150,000 in December 2010.


    Refugee Resettlement Watch dot com.

    Wnd dot com “obama demands welcoming for illegals”

    • LHathaway

      I guess I’m a neo-nazi . . .

      Why don’t other nations take these refuges, like Japan, Mexico, China, India.

      • SentryattheGate

        Because they haven’t been blinded and emasculated by political correctness!

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I knew there was something I liked about you, Hathaway.

        Kudos to you for that great comment on the March 23 thread, BTW, I was really impressed.

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        • LHathaway

          haha, this must be under-cover nazi chat. No wonder we’re so offensive. This must be us then, nazis pretending we’re alright and normal but doing so in such an offensive manner, you Know we’re really nazis just ‘pretending’ we’re normal.

          How about, a place to turn to for real true to life nazis, so we can be lied to and manipulated so we, ‘feel better about ourselves’, us, the lowest of the low, and so we are less likely to be criminal and violent. You can’t get lower than the lowest of the low, so that’s a real task. A place, we learn only blacks are criminal and violent. The fact ‘we’re not criminal and violent’ may be our only saving grace.

          But enough with the ‘sarcasm’ . . . We are all neo-nazis, now. I really do believe we are. Anything other than complete capitulation is nazi-like. They remind us every day.

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble


  • Lexonaut

    “More than 350,000 refugees in the United States are on food stamps.”

    But the number of angels on pins is still being debated, and the academic community is split.

  • Dale McNamee

    Memo : 353,000 refugees on food stamps…

    Memo : We’re paying for it !

    ” Refugees” my a $$ ! Freeloaders is more like it !

    And the ” Repukes ” do nothing to stop it ..

  • Hilis Hatki

    Its a war on whites by cowardly ways. They have taken the strengths of white civilization and used them against whites, Judo, gentle way.

  • Hilis Hatki

    When the food gets tight…. whites may finally see things for what they really are, get off their “hard working asses” and set reality right.

  • Over 60% of Arab and African refugees get cash assistance. Under 10% of Latin American refugees. Did you ever think you could find something good about Latin American refugees?

    Actually, which Latin Americans are refugees, and which are illegals? Are refugees legal? Refugee is a special status of those claiming to be persecuted in their home country.

  • Speedy Steve

    Refugees: crappy people fleeing crappy people.