Fox Guest: Refugees "Are Exploiting Their So-Called Political And Economic Persecution Status" For "Welfare"

Michelle Malkin: “That's Right. Give Me Your Poor, Your Tired, Your Yearning For A Free Wi-Fi Connection.”

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From the February 16 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): We've been talking a lot about refugees given the fact that many from seven different nations, as well, immigrants under the temporary travel ban not allowed into the country, now they are again. But when it comes to refugees, apparently there's a story out there that, according to the United Nations, refugees can easily spend a third of their disposable income on staying connected. They want more free stuff. They want Wi-Fi, they want connectivity, stuff like that so that they can -- they're refugees, but they've got to update their Facebook page. 

MICHELLE MALKIN: That's right. Give me your poor, your tired, your yearning for a free Wi-Fi connection. This is happening all over Europe, of course, and it is no joke, the billions of dollars that are now being spent on welfare in places like Sweden and Germany, and poor Angela Merkel finally realizing "oops, shouldn't have done this, should have taken care of our own people first." And it's not just happening in Europe, of course, it's happening on our own shores where refugees, when they come here, have super high rates of food stamp usage. And the problems that are inherent in refugees who are exploiting their so-called political and economic persecution status. You've got refugees from Somalia who are in Europe who are using their welfare cash to go back to their home countries that they claimed were persecuting them. This is insanity. 

Previously:

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Fox Shames Refugee Students For Seeking "An Even Better" Public Education

Fox Host: It's Not "Fair" That Refugee Children Get So Much In Federal Benefits

Fox & Friends Debates Whether Jesus Was Really A Refugee

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