The border wall is the great debate today. Is the cost worth it? Is this a human issue or a political issue? Why is the wall important to our countires security?
Is it worth it? I would ask you, is the security of your family worth it? The answer, of course it is. It’s why we put doors our house. We lock them and we install alarms. We also put up fences to keep intruders from wandering into our yards. Some people say, let all the immigrants in. They are human and they deserve to be here. But let me ask you, do you let just anyone and everyone into your home? Do you feed, cloth and provide medical serves for all that need it? If not, why not? I mean, they are humans and they deserve you to take care of them. Take them in and provide for them.
The truth is if you trusted everyone and felt comfortable with anyone coming into your home, you probably couldn’t afford it.
“According to Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, the lifetime cost of an illegal alien is $74,722. If the descendants of these illegal immigrants are factored into the equation, the cost increases to $94,391 per illegal alien. And if different methodologies are used to calculate the lifetime fiscal cost (not using net present value), the cost could be as high as $140,000-$150,000 per illegal, according to Camarota.
At one million illegal aliens every year, that is a cost of between $74 and $150 billion every year just for that year’s flow of illegal immigrants. And no, there are not only 12 million illegal immigrants in the country. When prompted by Steve King at the judiciary hearing, Nielsen admitted that there definitely are somewhere between 12 and 22 million, “higher than originally estimated.”
A border wall is far less expensive than paying for illegals every year. We would be able to pay off our national debt in no time. We would be able to build up our military and provide better care for our veterans.
It is sad that Democrats who were clearly in support for a border wall before are now fighting against it simply because they hate the president.
UAF Contributor Marie Penetranti