The liberal may want to close their ears on this one, but a new report has shown that the once “impossible” wall is not so impossible anymore and could save the US government a lot of money. The study comes from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and shows that wall is highly possible.
According to this study, the wall that would line the Mexico border, which was proposed by President Donald Trump, would only have stop between 9-12 percent of all illegal immigrants to be able to successfully pay for itself in the next 10 years. The real kicker is this next bit.
To really put the salt in the wound, the amount of money the U.S. would save by cracking down on illegal immigration at the border for the next 10 years would pay for the border eight times over. That’s a lot of money!
The CIS examined data from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) and discovered that for every illegal alien entering the U.S., they create a total drain of around $75,000 throughout their life in the country.
The reason for this is that many of the illegal immigrants do not have much education, basic or minimal English language skills, and not well-trained workers.
While they may work and sometimes pay taxes during their time in the U.S., it doesn’t matter because they end up utilizing more of of our tax service than what they provide. Now, take all of this information and factor in children. It’s a dilemma.
CIS explains this more:
“A recent NAS study estimate the lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) of immigrants by education. Averaging the cost estimates from that study and combining them with the education levels of illegal border-crossers shows a net fiscal drain of $74,722 per illegal crosser.”
To really seal deal for what this means, CIS says, “If a bored 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 cost of the wall.”
Now, imagine if the wall was 100% effective. According to CIS’s numbers, the grand total of savings for the United States would be around $127.5 billion, which is eights times the cost of the wall. Food for thought.