In the last year of his presidency the Trump administration went into overdrive when it came to building the southern border, completing 450 miles of new border, with hundreds of miles of additional wall authorized to be built. On the day he took office, Joe Biden ordered a “pause” on border wall construction, bringing it to an immediate halt.
Immediately after border apprehensions hit 15-year highs, and even Democrat border town mayors and senators began sounding an alarm on the crisis. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has turned to blaming Trump – though they can never seem to point to what Trump policy caused this. That illegals are now pouring through the parts of the border that Biden halted construction on doesn’t seem to point to Trump as the culprit here. The administration seems to have noticed, and are now looking to resume construction in one of those hotspots.
As reported by Post Millennial:
President Biden will restart construction of President Trump’s border wall. The Biden administration will pick up the equipment and materials they’d left abandoned at the US-Mexico and at the heed of Republican governors, use them to create the barrier Trump supporters so desired. The Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed to Fox News that a 13.4 stretch of the wall in the Rio Grande Valley will resume construction.
Twenty Republican governors signed a letter urging Biden to secure the border, which many have seen as being in total chaos.
The letter states that “Contrary to statements from your Administration, the border is neither closed nor secure. In fact, the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reports a staggering surge in recent crossings: 172,000 encounters in March, the highest number in nearly 20 years, as well as 18,890 unaccompanied children, the largest monthly number in history.”
It’s a start – but there are still hundreds more miles frozen. The administration is clearly aware that walls work (hence resuming construction in this particular region), so what’s their excuse for not resuming construction in its entirety?
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate