Study: Trump’s $18 Billion Border Wall Could Pay for Itself by Cutting Welfare to Illegal Aliens

Breitbart News writes:

President Trump’s proposed $18 billion wall along the U.S.-Mexico border could cover its own cost if the U.S. cuts off welfare to illegal aliens, a study revealed.

A study from the Center for Immigration Studies found that the $18 billion price tag for the wall along the U.S. southern border could be covered if the U.S. curbed the importation of drugs, crime, and poverty—particularly among illegal aliens who tend to go on the federal government dole.

“The wall could pay for itself even if it only modestly reduced illegal crossings and drug smuggling,” Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, told the New York Post.

Federal data shows that illegal border crossings went down 89 percent in El Paso, Texas, over five years after the Bush administration commissioned a two-story corrugated metal fence to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border there.

The Department of Homeland Security estimated that if a wall were not built, there would be 1.7 million illegal border crossings over the next decade.

Camarota said that if a wall stopped 200,000 of those crossings, the country would benefit from fiscal savings from money usually spent on welfare and other benefits spent on illegal aliens crossing the border from Central America and Mexico.

Several other studies have shown that a wall would be beneficial for taxpayers over the long term.

Another CIS study from February revealed that a border wall could save taxpayers $64 billion over the next 10 years.

2 thoughts on “Study: Trump’s $18 Billion Border Wall Could Pay for Itself by Cutting Welfare to Illegal Aliens

  • March 15, 2018 at 4:11 am

    If some of these crooked politicians would make a few changes in the constitution and not allow anyone that comes to the US to have a new little US citizen none of this would be happening. The US as well as Canada are the only two countries left that still allows birth right citizenship given to anyone that happens to be in the US when they give birth. This is another reason that women illegally in the country come here they are given welfare for years by the state they illegally live in which includes help with their housing, food stamps free medical you name it. Some of these women have 5 an six kids all of them collect welfare until they are 18 years old that’s damn good if you can get it. That very thing is what is bankrupting California that’s one of the reasons for that states huge taxes they have to pay for all of the illegal aliens they have welcomed to their state for years. As I have said before just try that in Mexico they would laugh as you are ordered to leave the country if you dared to cross their border illegally, if you didn’t end up in jail first.

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