Chuck Schumer Claims The Border Wall Is A Waste Of Money, But The Facts Say Otherwise

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware the Federal Government has been temporarily shut down due to President Trump not signing a spending bill because it lacks funding for the border wall.

The President had one simple request to keep the American people safe from the gangs and drugs pouring across our southern border, $5 billion for a border wall.

The Democrats continue their streak of refusing to put the interest of the American people first. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been a major advocate for allowing our borders to remain unsecured.

The Chuckster tweeted, “The American people know the president’s wall is ineffective, expensive, and only serves as a political bone to his most conservative supporters—certainly not worth a government shutdown.”

But the facts of the matter prove a border wall is FAR from “expensive” or a waste of money like Schumer preaches during his TV interviews.

According to The Daily Caller:

Once constructed, though, the barrier would save several times that amount by reducing the number of illegal border crossers who end up on welfare rolls, according to Steven Camarota, the research director at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Camarota crunched the numbers and found that if the border wall cut an expected 1.7 million illegal crossings by 200,000 — about 12 percent — over a decade, it would pay for itself in fiscal savings from welfare, public education, tax credits and other benefits available to low-income, illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

At the higher end of effectiveness, if a wall stopped 50 percent of those expected crossings in the next 10 years, it would save $64 billion — nearly four times the cost of the wall — in welfare and social spending alone.

However, a fact the Democrats also forget to mention is the whopping amount of money illegal immigrants cost the American people every year.

The Washington Times notes:

Immigration drains the government, sapping as much as $296 billion a year from federal, state and local taxpayers while depressing wages, at least in the short run, according to an authoritative study released Wednesday by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Chuck Schumer also states Donald Trump won’t be getting “HIS WALL.”

Well Chuck, why do you call the border wall “TRUMP’S WALL” when 89 PERCENT of Border Patrol agents surveyed by NBPC agree a wall “in strategic locations is necessary to securing the border?”

Democrats are clearly playing politics with the safety and security of the American people.

The real question is, when are Democrats going to finally openly admit they just want the southern border open so they can get Democratic voters?