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  • Costs and Usefulness of the Border Wall in a Nutshell
  • There was one a President who wished a radical measure to cut illegal immigration.
  • And the Proposal was a Border Wall on the American-Mexican Border. To end drug trafficking and illegal immigration once and for all.
  • I will built a great wall on the Mexican border and it would be higher than ever.
  • Opposition to that plan is likely to be expected as intense. From the liberals, from sanctuary city mayors, from the news organizations.
  • Reuters in detail attempted to analyze the border wall plan.
  • The wall would be to cost some $21.6 billion. And it would take 3 years to build.
  • Reporter Julia Ainsley got information on the details of the wall construction.
  • And the physical barriers and distances to the wall shall be huge.
  • Republican officials in Congress cited different figures. Trump cited $12 billion and Mitch McConnell cited a $15 billion cost to the Border Wall.
  • The American-Mexican Border is full of deserts and mountains. 42 km urban sections in San Diego, El Paso and Brownsville. Then 242 km in Rio Grande, Tuscon, Rio Grande River Delta. But additional 1,728 of desert, mountains and river banks.
  • Shared waters on Rio Grande have to be agreed upon, with $11 to $15 million per mile of wall.
  • There are also enormous challenges to the building of the wall. Congress might not approve funding and challenges to Trump might come from courts.
  • Breitbart News.
  • Yet there is a different news organization which had a unique view on the border wall proposal and had welcomed it.
  • Steve Bannon and Marlow were the executives who managed Breitbart News and Bannon became advisor to Mr. Trump.
  • Immigrants can cost more than than they contribute in tax payments.
  • Breitbart posted an immigration study where the Center for Immigration Studies claimed that the Border Wall would save $64 billion over 10 years.
  • The Analysis of the Center for Comprehensive Studies Analysis was quite comprehensive and sophisticated.
  • The cost of an average illegal immigrant is about $74,722 per illegal crosser given the large scale medical and educational costs from the illegal immigrant.
  • Costs of illegal migrant descendants including descendants could be $94,391. The wall could prevent about 160,000 to 200,000 illegal crossings. If wall is not made, 1.7 million crossings might happen in next decade.
  • Illegal migrants also possess a low level of education and need healthcare. If at least 9 to 12 percent of illegal crossings are stopped, then pressure on education and healthcare would decline. Actual fiscal cost could be as high as $150,000 per illegal migrant.
  • But given the political divisions in USA between liberal and conservative it might be tough to sell to the public, Congress and Judiciary.
  • Thus one could say that the border wall would cost much money in the short term but would likely to be beneficial in the long term for USA federal budget.
  • College-educated Americans tend to be pro-immigration.
  • Immigrant rights! Stop Expulsions now! Say no Trump wall.
  • Refugees are welcome, no human being is illegal.
  • Blue collar workers tend to be pro-Trump and against more immigration.
  • Build that wall, end illegal immigration now.
  • There is a serious problem with Donald Trump implementing immigration orders these days.
  • I block Trump's muslim immigration order as unconstitutional.
  • Nevertheless Donald Trump is likely to begin wall construction soon. The first steps on the construction wall are being taken. US Customs and border protection had offered for vendors to make border wall prototype proposals. Multiple awards being contemplated.
  • The Center for Immigration Studies analysis looks quite solid, authoritative and it does provide the net costs of the incoming migrants in education.
  • There are still serious environmental issues and challenges to the wall proposal. DHS may seek to attain the right of eminent domain in order to acquire some private land in order to build such a wall. US government would also need to meet the requirements of the International Boundary and Water Commission.
  • Trump's proposal also seriously questions and threatens the ideological foundations currently existing inside USA. America is thought to be as a land of immigrants and building the border wall may seem exclusionary. So border wall proposal would become a serious issue about identity and overall political situation inside USA.
  • Nevertheless, changing societal and political circumstances in American society and the domination of Congress and the Presidency by Republicans would still make the construction of the Border Wall highly likely. There demands would be fulfilled to finally solve the illegal immigration issue and put an end to drug trafficking and illegal migrant crossing with quite such a extreme and populistic proposal.

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