Mar 13

The Wall Can Pay for Itself

A study by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that a wall on the Mexican border can pay for itself simply by impeding the flow of illegal aliens. Citing data from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, CIS noted that “illegal border-crossers create an average fiscal burden of $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 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.


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