President Joe Biden will construct extra miles of border wall in south Texas after calling the boundaries a “waste of money” and “not a serious policy solution” underneath former President Donald Trump.
This week, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced the development of about 20 miles of border wall in Starr County, Texas, which sits throughout from Tamaulipas, Mexico.
“The United States Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector is an area of ‘high illegal entry,’” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas wrote in a federal discover:
As of early August 2023, Border Patrol had encountered over 245,000 such entrants trying to enter the United States between ports of entry within the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Fiscal Year 2023. [Emphasis added]
Therefore, I need to use my authority underneath part 102 of [Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996] to put in extra bodily boundaries and roads within the Rio Grande Valley Sector. [Emphasis added]
Watch: 2,000 Migrants Cross into Texas Border by Early Afternoon, At Least 1,500 More ExpectedRandy Clark / Breitbart Texas
Mayorkas mentioned the company will use funding allotted by Congress in 2019 to assemble the brand new border wall in Starr County.
Construction will happen even after Biden used border wall development as a central tenant of his 2020 presidential marketing campaign — vowing that “not … another foot of wall” can be constructed by his administration.
Likewise, instantly after taking workplace, Biden signed an govt order that halted all development of border wall, declaring it a “waste of money” and “not a serious policy solution” to unlawful immigration.
“It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our homeland security,” Biden wrote within the order fewer than three years in the past. “… it shall be the policy of my administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.”jbinder
During Trump’s time within the White House, his administration constructed about 370 miles of border wall — 80 miles of which had been in-built locations alongside the border the place no prior barrier existed. The remaining 290 miles of border wall had been constructed to switch outdated boundaries.
The overwhelming majority of the practically 2,000-mile-long southern border, greater than 60 %, has no bodily boundaries separating the U.S. from Mexico.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter here.