Hillary Clinton’s plans to expand the number of refugees admitted to the United States could equate to 620,000 refugees over a single four-year term in office, at a lifetime cost to the taxpayer of over $400 billion, according to an analysis by the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest.
The analysis, released Monday, charges that Clinton’s plan to admit at least 65,000 Syrian refugees, above the existing annual refugee stream, could find a Clinton presidency admitting 155,000 new refugees each year.
"Assuming Clinton’s desire to bring in 65,000 Syrian refugees is in addition to the Obama Administration’s current goal of admitting 10,000 this fiscal year (out of 85,000 total refugees), that would amount to an increase of 55,000 refugees. 55,000 on top of 85,000 totals 140,000 refugees. The Obama Administration’s target for FY 2017 is actually 100,000 refugees, meaning that adding 55,000 refugees to that would result in 155,000 refugees each year. Due to statutory flaws in our Refugee Admissions Program, the number could be as high as Hillary Clinton desires..."