Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees
WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost.
The draft report, which was obtained by The New York Times, contradicts a central argument made by advocates of deep cuts in refugee totals as President Trump faces an Oct. 1 deadline to decide on an allowable number. The issue has sparked intense debate within his administration as opponents of the program, led by Mr. Trump’s chief policy adviser, Stephen Miller, assert that continuing to welcome refugees is too costly and raises concerns about terrorism.
Advocates of the program inside and outside the administration say refugees are a major benefit to the United States, paying more in taxes than they consume in public benefits, and filling jobs in service industries that others will not. But research documenting their fiscal upside — prepared for a report mandated by Mr. Trump in a March presidential memorandum implementing his travel ban — never made its way to the White House. Some of those proponents believe the report was suppressed.
The internal study, which was completed in late July but never publicly released, found that refugees “contributed an estimated $269.1 billion in revenues to all levels of government” between 2005 and 2014 through the payment of federal, state and local taxes. “Overall, this report estimated that the net fiscal impact of refugees was positive over the 10-year period, at $63 billion.”
****EVERYTHING HAS A POSITIVE SIDE******* that doesnt mean we Americans want illegals here.
Virtually all agree that in the short run, his policies did contribute to that golden era of the mid-1960s when the United States was enjoying one of the most robust economic expansions in history.
Sure thing Kirk....but I mean keep being a contrarian because that look is so you.
Well here's a GREAT Trump accomplishment!
Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from Chicago
....well now maybe Teresa Crawford of the Associated Press thinks Rasmea Odeh is a Palestinian """"Activist"""" but most folk will agree that she's a terrorist and Huzzah for Trump sending her ass packing. NEXT!
JFK's tax cut was done when tax cuts are supposed to be made -- at the start of a recession. That's been standard economic practice since the Depression. They're supposed to be kept for times when you need them, not when you're in the middle of an economic expansion and there's still a deficit.
Donald Trump tweet from 4/23/13 Sexting Pervert @anthonyweiner has returned to twitter. Parents of all underage girls should BLOCK him immediately!
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