U.S. gov’t to offer each new refugee thousands of dollars in social services, cash

U.S. gov’t to offer each new refugee thousands of dollars in social services, cash
Refugees from Ramadi clog the roadways outside Baghdad. (Image: Corbis via Newsweek)

Refugees receive a plethora of services and assistance when they reach the shores of the America, according to a recently released study.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops posted a PDF on their website breaking down available assistance for refugees resettled in the United States. The information is based on a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

President Barack Obama initially said he wanted to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees. The White House is now discussing raising that from 70,000 this year to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in fiscal 2017, administration officials told Bloomberg News.

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