Biden begins plugging holes in border wall after spending billions to cancel construction

For years, Democrats railed against former President Donald Trump’s effort to construct a wall along the border with Mexico.

Yet Breitbart reported this week that his successor has now reversed course by pledging to fill gaps between wall sections.

The policy change comes after Biden spent billions to cancel wall construction

It noted that the four gaps were left open after the president spent $2 billion last year to cancel wall building contracts.

Shortly after taking office, Biden issued a proclamation which stated that “building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution.”

“It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our homeland security,” the proclamation went on to insist.

However, the United States has since been inundated with a deluge of migrants, with Fox News citing a Department of Homeland Security report put out last month which stated that the number of illegal crossings in May set a new record.

That situation doesn’t appear to be going over well with voters, as a poll sponsored by The Hill in March found that 44% of Americans faulted Biden for the migrant crisis compared with just 28% who said Trump was to blame.

Interestingly, the poll also found that 21% of those in Biden’s own party said he was mostly to blame for the situation while another 25% thought the president and his predecessor were both equally at fault.

Biden previously said that “there will not be another foot of wall constructed”

Biden’s move to start plugging gaps along America’s southern border comes in stark contrast to the position he took while on the campaign trail just two years ago.

During an interview in the summer of 2020, then-candidate Biden promised NPR Lulu Garcia-Navarro that wall construction would come to an immediate end if he were to be elected.

“There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration, No. 1,” Biden told the National Association of Hispanic Journalists member.

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