As reported by the Washington Post, American taxpayers will be forced to fork over $1,250 one-time payments to Afghan refugees Joe Biden is resettling in the United States, including in the states of New Mexico, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Virginia, and Indiana.
These payments will be provided by the State Department and funded by American taxpayers.
Reports indicate that approximately 50,000 Afghan refugees will be arriving at places such as Fort Bliss, which is in both New Mexico and Texas, Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Fort Lee in Virginia, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Joint Base McGuire-Dix in New Jersey, the Marine Corps Base in Virginia, Fort Pickett in Virginia, and Camp Atterbury in Indiana.
“We have cultural differences and those are things that we’re working on, educating both the Afghans and our people on the challenges that we face from a cultural perspective,” said U.S. Northern Command head Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck told The Hill.
Breitbart reports, “Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to research, and each refugee costs taxpayers about $133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.”
Over the last 20 years, nearly a million refugees have been resettled in the nation, which Breitbart notes would be the equivalent of annually adding the population of Pensacola, Florida to the United States.
The resettlement of Afghans comes with open arms by politicians, such as Democrat New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who claimed, “We have a proud tradition of welcoming refugees from around the world with open arms, and we make no exception for the people of Afghanistan.”
However, this same charity from Lujan Grisham was not extended to Cuban refugees fleeing their communist dictatorship nor to starving, poverty-stricken people on the streets of New Mexico. Those people will not be granted $1,250 checks — but Afghan refugees will.