Are refugees taking from federal programs for American poor and homeless?
This is short and sweet (well, maybe not so sweet). Reader Brenda is trying to figure out what is going on in her state and came across this document from the Department of Health and Human Services that sure looks like the welfare needs of refugees are being met by dipping into resources meant for Americans in poverty.
When the Refugee Act of 1980 was passed by Congress, a promise was made that the refugees would not simply bring more poverty to America, but that is exactly what is happening. Refugees should not be part of our combating poverty programs!
I wanted to see where the most homeless US military veterans are located and found this map. Fascinating! Most of the largest refugee resettlement states correlate with the states that have the greatest number of homeless veterans—NY, FL, TX and CA
By Ann Corcoran November 2, 2015