We have some names you need to remember when it’s time to vote again.
The names are of the 8 House Republicans who voted against President Trump’s border wall.
Having an open border costs the American taxpayers so much more than the cost of the border wall that our president wants to build for the safety and sovereignty of our country. The Center for Immigration Studies just compared what it costs to build the wall vs. what it costs to have illegals pouring into America. Can you guess which one costs more?
If you guessed the border wall is much cheaper, you’d be correct!
CIS tweeted out earlier today:
A border wall would likely pay for itself. If a wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9% to 12% of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade — the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.
A border wall would likely pay for itself.
If a wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers — 9% to 12% of those expected to successfully cross in the next decade — the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.https://t.co/VI2r988L8J
— Center for Immigration Studies (@CIS_org) December 22, 2018
So why would the 8 Republicans below NOT want a secure border for the safety and for the money it would save taxpayers?
The 8 Republicans to kick out of Congress:
1. Justin Amash – Michigan
2. Ken Buck – Colorado
3. Carlos Curbelo – Florida
4. Will Hurd – Texas
5. Erik Paulsen – Minnesota
6. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen – Florida
7. Fred Upton – Michigan
8. David Valadao – California
So for people like Justin amash who claims to be a fiscal conservative, he might want to read the study below from Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies. The cost of these illegals far outweighs the benefit. American taxpayers should be outraged that our government takes your hard earned dollars and spend it on people who are not even citizens of our country. How is this representing your constituents?
Steve Camarota with the Center for Immigration Studies reports the findings from the study which make the point that lack of education is a big factor in why the illegal immigrant costs us so much money:
There is agreement among researchers that illegal immigrants overwhelmingly have modest levels of education — 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.
A recent NAS study estimated 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.
The above figures are only for the original illegal immigrants and do not include any costs for their U.S.-born descendants. If we use the NAS projections that include the descendants, the fiscal drain for border-crossers grows to $94,391 each.
If a border wall prevented 160,000 to 200,000 illegal crossings (excluding descendants) in the next 10 years it would be enough to pay for the estimated $12 to $15 billion costs of the wall.
Newly released research by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) done for the Department of Homeland Security indicates that 170,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border successfully without going through a port of entry in 2015.3While a significant decline in crossings from a decade ago, it still means that there may be 1.7 million successful crossings in the next decade. If a wall stopped just 9 to 12 percent of these crossings it would pay for itself.
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 — several times the wall’s cost.