The Gold Wall is a term coined by President Donald Trump to describe the border wall that would prevent the flow of illegal migrants and refugees into the United States from Mexico.
Trump and other conservatives have argued that the wall will keep out the hordes of illegal immigrants and refugees that have flooded the United State since the 2016 presidential election.
But a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found that the border fence alone could not keep out most of the millions of people who want to enter the United Sates.
And the wall would only keep out roughly a fifth of the people who would actually be willing to live there.
It also found that a $1 billion construction plan, which the White House has said will be completed by October 2018, is unrealistic.
“The plan has a number of serious flaws and the funding is insufficient to meet its goals,” said the report, titled “The Great Wall of Mexico: The Report of the Government Accountability Project.”
“The border wall is not an adequate response to the growing number of immigrants, refugees and border crossers entering our country.”
The GAO report found that Trump has proposed spending $20 billion to build a wall, but said that “the real cost of the project would be more than $1.4 trillion.”
“This massive construction effort would have a significant and negative impact on the border, which already faces severe congestion, increased crime and an increased likelihood of border violence, especially for unaccompanied minors, families and people who are seeking asylum,” the report said.
Trump’s proposed $1 trillion wall would include the construction of a physical barrier along the border that would stretch from Texas through Arizona, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and California.
The wall would be built to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing over, not the other way around.
And it’s unclear how the wall’s construction will affect illegal immigrants’ ability to travel.
A recent GAO study found that more than 2.6 million illegal immigrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in 2017, a slight decline from 2016 but still significantly higher than the roughly 4,300 apprehensions for the year.
Many migrants who cross the border illegally end up being released back into the U