It’s always amusing to hear Democrats talk about how expensive the wall will be, especially when you consider that we already spend billions on illegal immigrants a year. I’ve seen numbers as low as $54 billion a year and high as $200 billion.
Additionally, non-citizens are more likely to end up on welfare. According to the latest stats, about 63 percent of non-citizens are using some sort of welfare program.
Bottom line: The amount we spend on illegals per year far exceeds the amount Trump requested for a wall.
Speaking of, get this. The Pentagon has found “billions” for Trump’s border wall.
The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released the 20-page spreadsheet on Twitter Monday night.
You can read the spreadsheet here.
But it’s not clear which projects the Defense Department will draw from. Some states that have been allocated big chunks of money that haven’t been spent could see a hit.
California, for example, was identified as having more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction that could be used. Hawaii has more than $400 million that could be used.
Keyword, unused. Might as well use it for something that’ll increase national security. I’d also like to add that people often act like building a wall is equivalent to flushing money down the toilet. Wrong. It saves money in the long run. There would be fewer people crossing the border and fewer warm bodies required to chase them down and so on.
I know a lot of people have a problem with Trump’s national emergency declaration, but Congress could’ve solved this, and they chose not to. They decided to play politics instead.