3 in 4 US Refugees Receive Food Stamps – More Than Half on Medical Assistance

A strikingly high percentage of refugees to the United States use some form of public assistance, according to a government report to Congress.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Annual Report to Congress for FY2013 reveals that nearly 3 in 4 refugees were on food stamps.

Additionally, nearly half were on some form of cash assistance and more than a half were on medical assistance. More than 20 percent were on Supplemental Security Income, more than 22 percent were in public housing and nearly 20 percent were on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)…

Refugees from Africa and the Middle East were the heaviest users of cash assistance at 61.9 percent and 68.3 percent respectively. Latin American refugees only used cash assistance at a rate of 8.1 percent and South Asia used about 42.7 percent…

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  • BillyHW

    Vibrancy Stamps.

  • Microaggressive

    Watch how Men accept a Woman winning on equal footing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvEDxt9S6mM

  • Clink9

    That’s OK. All the people in D.C. that let them in the country are wealthy. See how it works?

  • cmh

    any figures for Canada?

    • They dare not release such information here, though I would love to see an ethnic breakdown of Toronto.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Why else do you think Kadri is playing for the Leafs?

  • Alain

    I wager these leeches see it as their entitlement.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s the policy of the social services honchos to reach out to the “disadvantaged.” To the rest of us, not so much.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Refugees from Africa and the Middle East were the heaviest users of cash assistance at 61.9 percent and 68.3 percent respectively.”

    A sane society would cut the amount of immigrants allowed from such places by that amount or more.