Democrats want us to believe that desperate refugees are leaving their war-torn countries and are only in search of a better life but it appears that most of them are just looking for a free ride — very familiar territory for Democrats.
So, in the liberal utopia that leftists are pining for, the United States should open up our homes and allow strangers to flood in so we can be their great savior and give them the chance to be the upstanding citizens they desire to be. After all, wasn’t America built on the backs of immigrants, their argument goes? But let’s take a look at how that’s working out in other parts of the world.
Take Sweden for instance; a country that took in a lot of refugees in 2015 — 162,000. According to government figures, only 494 “asylum seekers” were able to land a job. There are several reasons why that number is so low. As The Daily Caller notes, refugees are eligible to work as long as they have a valid ID and have never been rejected for asylum from another country. However, Sweden’s migration office couldn’t keep up with the high demand of migrants coming in and could only issue so many work permits. Those who couldn’t get work are now in the system and using up precious resources they don’t pay for.The Swedish immigration office stated, “There was an incredible amount of people who applied for asylum in Sweden, and for us to be able to register everyone we had to disregard certain areas, and employment was one of them. We do what we’ve been told to do.”
Now, they’re looking at changing existing law to accommodate the influx and force migrants into jobs. This is the case all across Europe. Germany, too, had to do the same last year so that migrants could find work and created “one-euro jobs” where refugees worked for less than $3 per hour.
Is that we want for America? Tens of thousands of refugees using millions of dollars of taxpayer money to survive in a system that can’t employ them all?
Compassion can never trump reality. For the very few who actually get on their feet and make something in America for their family, a thousand others will get lost in the system and live off the government dole — and then become Democratic voters. Perhaps that’s been the plan all along.