As announced on January 25, 2017, Donald Trump plans to build a border wall at a cost of at least $16,000,000,000, more likely $25 billion.
Rather than building a wall that will not work, we could build 375 schools in the U.S., or 93 average size hospitals.
For every 10 miles of wall built, we could have 30 schools. For every 50 miles, we could have 4-5 hospitals.
We should be clear. The California economy is deeply integrated with Mexico. Building a wall will produce substantial economic hardships.
And, Mexico will respond. They will not be passive. For example, they could reduce their substantial assistance to the U.S. in limiting undocumented border crossings.