Supporters of President Trump and the families of victims of illegal immigrant crime held a pro-border wall rally in San Diego, California on Tuesday as the president toured prototypes of the wall.
Trump toured the prototypes of the potential border walls, which he is seeking to place on the U.S.-Mexico border – a plan that will cost up to $18 billion while saving American taxpayers at least $116 billion annually in what they currently pay for illegal immigration.
Annually, the federal government shells out approximately $45.8 billion in costs on illegal aliens and their children – including expenditures for public education, healthcare, justice enforcement initiatives, and welfare programs.
Meanwhile, state and local costs of illegal aliens total nearly $89 billion a year, which includes their tax drain on public schools, city and county infrastructure, as well as local courts and prisons.
For the total amount that illegal aliens cost American taxpayers, the U.S. could have funded a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border nearly eight times.