In The Wall Street Journal, Demographers Peter Morrison and David Swanson explain how politicians in cities like Portland, Maine use federal money to turn migrants into Democratic voters. They write (abridged):
Portland, Maine, has welcomed hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants from Central Africa
Andrew Reamer, a professor of public policy at George Washington University, has identified more than 300 federal programs that allocate funding based on the census population count.
Portland stands to receive from these programs $2,772 per migrant in federal funds annually.
The dollars will accrue through Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, federal nutrition assistance and other programs.
If the funding level remains unchanged, each person counted within Portland is worth roughly $27,720 over the next 10 years—a “census bonus.”
Suggested tweet from Portland’s mayor: “Thanks, Mr. President! Send along another 300 each month through next April. We’ll use the extra federal funds to teach them English, train the adults and put them to work, provide their children free lunches at school—and turn them into voters.” (Democrats!)
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