The Wall Will Pay For Itself

The Claim:

Earlier in 2017, CIS’s director of research Steven Camarota and CATO Institute got into a spat over estimates of what Trump’s proposed border wall would cost and whether the decrease in immigration would pay for that cost.

The Problem:

Nope, the Wall will NOT pay for itself

In CATO’s estimate of the border wall, and then in a follow-up critique of Camarota’s calculations, CATO researchers showed that the proposed border wall would NOT pay for itself.