- To discuss the costs of illegal immigration and the benefits that a border wall would provide to national security, economy, and respect for the rule of law.
- More than 11 million undocumented aliens are illegally present in the US straining federal and state resources, specifically law enforcement resources with regard to gang and violent criminal activity.
- The Center for Immigration Studies reports that, “if a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers . . . the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.”
The Subcommittee is interested in learning more about the potential economic and security benefits of the border wall, as well as best practices.
Witnesses and testimonies:Dr. Steven Camarota, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Center for Immigration Studies
National Border Patrol Council
The Remembrance Project
Mother whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant
Former Assistant Secretary
Border, Immigration, & Trade Policy U.S. Department of Homeland Security