Non-western asylum seekers to cost Dutch society billions, study shows

Non-western asylum seekers to cost Dutch society billions, study shows, by Voice of Europe.

In contrast to what was told, migrants are far from economically beneficial for society. Research by mathematician Jan van Beek shows that admitting non-western asylum seekers into the country, results in high net costs for Dutch society, WNL reports.

In his research Van Beek tries to make a distinction between asylum seekers and migrants that come to work or study in the Netherlands. He sees a high dependence on benefits in the asylum seeking group. …

Van Beek’s calculation shows that while the average non-western asylum seeker costs 250,000 euros during his lifetime, the costs become higher by family reunification and getting kids.

The result is that just one asylum seeker could cost Dutch society not 250,000 but 4 x 250,000; because family reunification and children have to be incorporated in the costs for society as well. …

Adding the numbers, we see that the Netherlands gives asylum to 131,000 people, of whom a very large majority come from non-western countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran and Albania. …

By taking Van Beek’s one million per migrant as an estimate we land at 108 billion euros of costs for non-western migrants in the Netherlands during their lifetimes.

A huge amount of money that could be well used to help asylum seekers in their homelands.

The same would hold true to varying degrees in all western societies.

hat-tip Stephen Neil