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Study: Trump’s border wall will pay for itself through billions saved on illegal immigrant welfare

While campaigning for president, Donald Trump promised Mexico would pay for a wall on the southern United States border to stop illegal immigration. As president, Trump has wavered on that promise, but reiterated it in January. He claimed Mexico would pay for it through NAFTA.
But the president, and his supporters, are in luck. According to a new study, neither America nor Mexico will have to pay for the wall outright. Instead, the wall will simply pay for itself.
What did the study find?
The study from the Center for Immigration Studies found that the $18 billion wall will pay for itself through not only savings in curbing crime associated with illegal immigration, but the other major, and unfortunate, side effect of immigrating to the U.S. illegally: poverty.
Steven Camarota, director of research for CIS, told the New York Post: “The wall could pay for itself even if it only modestly reduced illegal crossings

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