Trump Begins Construction On The Wall
President Trump has officially broken ground on what will be the largest construction undertaking in recent U.S history.
Based on the NAS data if a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers which is 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.
There is agreement among researchers that illegal immigrants overwhelmingly have modest levels of education and most have not completed high school or have only a high school education.
There is also agreement that immigrants who come to America with modest levels of education create significantly more in costs for government than they pay in taxes.
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 which is 5 times the cost of the wall.