CIS Study Shows The Cost of a Border Wall Is Cheaper Than Illegal Flow Of Immigrants

Despite the critics from the opponents of the construction of the wall, who were saying that President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall would be fiscally irresponsible,  a new study from Steven A. Camarota, the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies has found that President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall only has to stop about nine to 12 percent of all illegal crossing in order to pay for itself over the next 10 years.

As the findings of the study show, the amount of money the United States would save by preventing illegal immigration at the U.S. border over next ten years could be sufficient to cover the costs of the wall,

According to this analysis- “illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of approximately $74,722 during their lifetimes, excluding any costs for their U.S.-born children. If a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9 to 12 percent of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade — the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.”

Although opponents claimed that the construction of the border wall will cost a lot and the wall will not be effective for stopping all immigrants, this study finds it would quickly pay for itself.

“If a border wall prevented 160,000 to 200,000 illegal crossings (excluding descendants) in the next 10 years it would be enough to pay for the estimated $12 to $15 billion costs of the wall.”

“If a wall stopped half of those expected to successfully enter illegally without going through a port of entry at the southern border over the next 10 years, it would save taxpayers nearly $64 billion — several times the wall’s cost,”



Free Trump Gear

Alex D.

Alex D is a conservative journalist, who covers all issues of importance for conservatives. He brings attention and insight from what happens in the White House to the streets of American towns, because it all has an impact on our future, and the country left for our children. Exposing the truth is his ultimate goal, mixed with wit where it's appropriate, and feels that journalism shouldn't be censored. Join him & let's spread the good word!

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
Send this to a friend