Eighteen billion dollars. That’s how much taxpayer money is spent on border security every year.
To put that in perspective, that’s more than the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals, DEA and the Secret Service – combined.
There’s been a lot of talk from the anti-immigration reform side as to the need to secure our borders. But the fact of the matter is, our borders have never been more secure in our nation’s history. More money is being spent on border security than ever before, and actual border crossings are on the decline.
This new infographic from the Campaign for an Accountable, Moral and Balanced Immigration Overhaul (CAMBIO) illustrates exactly how much we’ve been spending on border security and the numbers are staggering.