Group Opens Doors Of Trump's Childhood Home To Refugees

Welcome home Abdi Iftin Uyen Nguyen Ghassan al Chahada and Eiman Ali outside the house where Mr Trump lived until he was four

"Overall, this report estimated that the net fiscal impact of refugees was positive over the 10-year period, at $63 billion".

The final report, published early September, did not cite the amount the US gained from refugees and stated that per capita refugees cost top Health and Human Services programs $3,300, compared to $2,500 per American, who also had lower participation rates.

"This leak was delivered by someone with an ideological agenda, not someone looking at hard data", Shah said.

White House officials refused to acknowledge a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that highlighted the economic benefits of bringing in refugees and concluded that refugees have brought in $63 billion more in government revenue over the past decade than they have cost.

A study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that accepting global refugees has previously been a net benefit for the USA economy. He noted that Trump's memorandum "seeks an analysis related to the cost of refugee programs".

The three-page report that was finalized and dated September 5, only compares costs of refugees to Americans and excludes any revenue contributions made by refugees.

It was not clear who in the administration chose to keep the information out of the final report.

When presented with the draft report, a number of administration officials who work on refugee-related issues were sent an internal email, the Times said, that read "senior leadership is questioning the assumptions used to produce the report", and another that said Miller had requested a meeting to discuss the report. The Times was shown the emails on condition that the sender not be identified. According to the Times report, chief policy adviser Stephen Miller, a crusader against even legal immigration, "personally intervened in the discussions on the refugee cap to ensure that only the costs - not any fiscal benefit - of the program were considered".

Refugee resettlement advances American national security interests.

As a policy, however, such a cost-based analysis fails to account for the fact that refugees who are selected through the U.N. system for resettlement in a third country like the United States, are chosen because they have exhausted all other remedies: they can not return to their home country, and they can not stay in their host country.

Refugees from three countries this week gathered in the childhood home of United States president Donald Trump and nibbled on Dunkin' Donuts. "We do have champions in the White House and in the administration, but they're not being given a voice in this".

Trump made the comments in a speech on a wide range of issues in the United Nations General Assembly, where he is the first speaker of the United States. Oxfam saw an opportunity for refugees to be seen and heard amid escalating xenophobia and racism in America, and opened the home's doors to four individuals resettled in states around the country after fleeing violence and poverty in their homelands.

Trump, by contrast, has highlighted his goal of radically cutting refugee admissions.

The research negates the Trump administration's repeated claim that allowing refugees from Syria and other countries would cause a drain on the US economy, used to bolster its argument for capping the number of refugees allowing in the 40,000 to 50,000, or even lower.



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