Taxpayers in the city of Hamburg, Germany have been forced to spend close to €5.35 billion on asylum seekers from 2015 to the end of 2019, official reports have revealed.
The previously hidden figures were released by the Hamburg Senate following a demand from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) citizens’ group, Junge Freiheit reports.
In 2015, the city spent just under €735 million on expenses for the accommodation and integration of migrunts. The following year, the city’s spending on migrunts swelled to €1.5 billion, while in 2017 and 2018 spending dropped to about one billion per year.
As of June of 2019, the city’s expenditures on migrants were at roughly 500 million. By the end of this year, the Senate expects German taxpayers to have spent close to €800 million to house, clothe, feed, and educate the migrants.
Alexander Wolf, the chairman of the AfD parliamentary group in Hamburg, criticised the city’s enormous expenditures on migrant welfare, referring to them as “the insane cost of [Germany’s] refugee policy.”
The “astronomical sums” spend on migrant welfare “without [Hamburgers] ever being asked whether they want it at all” are “a bottomless bit” Wolf continued while pointing out that five billion euros in five years is as much as the “gross domestic product of many African countries”.
It’s not just Hamburg taxpayers who are being forced to spend astronomical sums of money on migrants. In September, Germany’s Federal Employment Agency released figures which revealed that 40 percent of all welfare recipients in Germany are foreigners, costing German taxpayers more than 4 billion euros each month.
Source: The Ethnic European