Next time a liberal tells you building a border wall is too expensive, let them know this one fact and it will absolutely shut them up.

The cost of illegal aliens to taxpayers is a staggering $135 billion a year.

And that cost goes up every single year thanks to Obamacare, sanctuary cities, and the education establishment.

And this is only going to get worse until we stop the flow of illegals into our country.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the most authoritative report on the issue yet.

And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.

To clarify:  Illegal immigrants can’t escape some taxes…sales tax, gas tax, etc.  And this is $19 billion.  All taxpayers spend $135 billion on them or because of them.  $135 – $19 = $116 BILLION.  That is how much non-illegals spend on this problem each year.

State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion. The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals.

Is this the secret reason Congress won’t act?  The costs to the Federal government are much lower than state and local?

President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and conservatives in Congress are moving aggressively to deal with illegals, especially those with long criminal records.

But their effort is being fought by courts and some 300 so-called “sanctuary communities” that refuse to work with federal law enforcement.

The added burden on taxpayers and the unfairness to those who have applied to come into the United States through legal channels is also driving the administration’s immigration crackdown.

“Clearly, the cost of doing nothing to stop illegal immigration is far too high,” said FAIR Executive Director Dan Stein. “President Trump has laid out a comprehensive strategy to regain control of illegal immigration and bring down these costs,” said Stein.

“Building the wall, enhancing interior enforcement and mandating national E-Verify will go a long way in bringing these ridiculously high costs under control,” he added.

Broadly, the costs include $29 billion in medical care, $23 billion for law enforcement, $9 billion in welfare, $46 billion for education.

“Clearly, the cost of doing nothing to stop illegal immigration is far too high,” said FAIR Executive Director Dan Stein.

FAIR noted that 35 percent of the illegal population operate in an underground economy hidden from tax collectors.

When you look at the rising costs of dealing with illegal immigration, the conclusion becomes inescapable…President Trump is right, we need a wall and comprehensive border security.