Despite the Biden Administration’s promises to halt border wall construction, Homeland Security is making efforts to patch up the wall and replace gates while an influx of immigrants heads to the southern border.
Homeland Security’s Alejandro Mayorkas is authorizing projects across the southern border to fill gaps and replace gates despite the Biden Administration urging congress to halt and end all progress made to the Border construction project which was originally started by the Trump Administration. The recently restarted projects will span into California, Arizona, and Texas, including work in San Diego, El Centro.
Recently introduced legislation would allow states who vouched to continue border wall construction to do so. The BUILD IT Act would require the federal government to hand over unused resources and border wall materials to states who want to continue this Trump-era project in their territory. States must certify that these materials are being used for furthering border construction only. This legislation was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst.
The bill was endorsed by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which has supported Ernst as she moves to help border state governors struggling with the border crisis.
Ernst recently stated, “We are witnessing a crisis of historic proportions at our Southern border under the Biden administration. President Biden’s refusal to take action at the border has been a disaster, but his decision to cancel border barrier projects that were already underway is literally costing taxpayers billions.”
Senator Ernst continues to push for border wall construction in order to stop wasting taxpayer-funded resources and materials and to control the unprecedented flow of illegal immigrants.
As The Biden Administration struggles to handle the border crisis, actions being taken to restart border construction in certain states continue to take place.