Biden authorizes construction on U.S.-Mexico border wall using Trump-era funds

Amid a record number of migrant crossings, the Biden administration announced on October 5 that it has authorized the construction of new segments in the U.S.-Mexico border wall using Trump-era funds. The motion to proceed contradicts a pledge Biden made in January 2021 where POTUS declared “no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.

At the White House yesterday, President Biden said his hands are tied. He claimed that there was little his administration could do to re-appropriate budgets and stop the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from proceeding with construction; the agency is required by law to carry it

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