Numbers finally crunched on cost of border wall vs. no wall

By Steve Peacock

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The estimated cost of carrying out President Trump’s plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico continues to vary, but the fiscal and societal burdens heaped on U.S. citizens for governmental failure to take decisive action on illegal immigration is significantly costlier, border-control activists say.

One of the latest cost estimates of Trump’s U.S-Mexican border security plan – if Congress fails to approve supplemental appropriations – is the equivalent of adding $95 to $120 per U.S. household to the national debt, according to the nonpartisan nonprofit Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

The organization calculated the per-household ratio based on the $12 billion to $15 billion estimated cost of a border wall that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan jointly offered last week.

“This is about keeping Americans safe,” Ryan had said. “We are committed to working with the administration to stop the influx of illegal immigration along the southern border, protect our homeland and uphold the rule of law.

“I applaud President Trump for keeping his promise to make this a national priority.”

A debate in the subsequent week then raged in Congress, with opponents such as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., railing against the wall and the temporary refugee ban implemented via executive order.

“Building walls on our borders and fear in our hearts will not move America forward,” Durbin said on the Senate floor. “Let’s not continue the cruelty or deception of blaming immigrants and refugees for our security and economic challenges.

“Let’s work together to build a better America for all Americans, including new Americans, no matter the color of their skin, where their parents were born, or how they pray.”

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