Refugees Headed for Memphis

Think the initial 10,000 Syrian refugees will not come here? Wrong. According to our government, they will.

Before this recent crisis, the U.S. had only 1,800 Syrians come to our country. That will change. In total, four million have fled their homeland. The government tells us that Homeland Security interviews candidates and each case file is reviewed by the National Counterterrorism Center, FBI and other agencies. Supposedly it takes 18-24 months to get recommendation and resettlement.

According to information from the government, it costs about $16,000 a person to do this. Then, you can add on the welfare costs, health care costs, education, etc. However, you can expect there will be pressure to speed up this process at increased costs to us.

So where will they go?

People with relatives here may be placed near them. Others end up in smaller cities such as ours. “After 90 days new arrivals are no longer eligible for the State Department-funded support through the resettlement agencies, but some join support programs run by the Department of Health and Human Services,” according to Zero Hedge.

The full list can be found here: http://www.wrapsnet.org/Portals/1/Affiliate%20Directory%20Posting/FY%202014%20Affiliate%20Directory/Public%20Affiliate%20Directory%209-09-15.pdf

Seven in Tennessee, incorporating Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The Memphis listing is World Relief Memphis at 3340 Poplar, Ste 222, 38111, 901-341-0220

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