Arriving Refugees Boost US Government Revenues

Posted by Terrence Isert, September 20, 2017

A draft US Health and Human Services report quantified a net positive boost to the US government coffers from newly arrived refugees. As reported in the NY Times, the study analyzing economic cost of refugee resettlement programs versus the cost of admitting them over a 10-year period from 2005 – 2014. The initial findings found a $63 billion net positive increase to US government revenues. The draft report can be found here.