Posted by Breitbart News on Tuesday, February 07, 2019 05:01:13A plan for a wall along the border with Mexico that would separate undocumented immigrants from U.S. citizens and property would cost $2 billion to build, according to a report released Monday by a group of U.N. experts.
The report, issued by the U.K.-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS), said the wall would be built on existing infrastructure and could cost up to $10 billion, according the Wall Street Journal.
The study estimated the cost to build a border wall would come to $8.3 billion, but could increase with additional money needed to secure the border, such as the construction of new barriers.
The U.M.A. said in a statement to Breitbart News that it “strongly supports” the report’s findings, but would not comment further.
In March, President Donald Trump announced a plan to construct a wall on the U:S.
southern border to keep undocumented immigrants out.
The plan, however, would not include an additional $15 billion in funding for border security.
The wall would have to be built at the northern border and border crossings at the southern border would be open to undocumented immigrants, according, according Breitbart News.
The study, titled “The Cost of a Border Wall in the 21st Century,” was conducted by the ISS and the UNAIDS Secretariat and was funded by the United Nations.
It was released in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund.