Biden violates campaign vows as DOJ seizes private land for construction of border wall

President Joe Biden ran on a campaign promise of ceasing all further construction of a wall at the U.S.–Mexico border, as well as ending all ongoing eminent domain lawsuits to seize private land along the border to facilitate the Trump-era construction.

Just three months into his presidency, Biden has now apparently violated both of those related vows, as there are rumors that some border wall projects could resume — and his U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) just won a lawsuit to seize control of a swathe of private land along the border, as Politico reported.

Promises made, promises broken

In August 2020, during an interview with NPR, Biden had promised that there would “not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration.” Asked about pending “land confiscation” lawsuits, the now-president further vowed: “End. Stop. Done. Over. Not going to do it. Withdraw the lawsuits. We’re out. We’re not going to confiscate the land.”

It initially appeared as if Biden would make good on those promises, as he issued an executive order on his first day in office that ended the declared emergency at the southern border, halted all wall construction, and launched a 60-day review of the appropriated and redirected funding and plans related to border wall construction projects.

Government granted immediate possession

Yet, with that 60-day ordered review having elapsed, Politico noted that, according to a Texas civil rights group, there are still around 140 pending eminent domain lawsuits related to the border — minus the one that was just concluded in favor of Biden’s administration, a suit that had begun in 2018 during former President Donald Trump’s administration for the explicit purpose of taking the land to build the border wall.

According to Law & Crime, the roughly 6.5-acre piece of land in question belonged to the Cavazos family, who has lived along the Rio Grande River since at least 1760, long before the United States was even a nation and the river became a border between the U.S. and Mexico.

On April 12, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez, in a 21-page ruling, dismissed a number of motions filed by the Cavazos family — who have been fighting the government to protect their land for decades — and ordered possession of the parcel along the border to be immediately transferred over to the federal government.

Disappointment toward Biden

“I’m…very, very disappointed in Joe Biden. I thought he was a man of his word but apparently he’s not keeping his word,” family member Reynaldo “Rey” Anzaldua Cavazos told Politico. “He said not one more foot of wall and no land forfeitures. We took him at his word and we want him to keep his word.”

“I thought when he said no more wall that we would get no more wall. But apparently not,” another member of the family, Jose Alfredo “Fred” Cavazos, told the media outlet. “He decided to turn around and do something about finishing the wall so we are very disappointed.”

Meanwhile, Politico noted that, again, in spite of Biden’s earlier promises, there are still dozens of similar cases where the U.S. government is seeking to take possession of private land for public use along the border, and aside from some requests for delays during that initial review period, it doesn’t appear that Biden’s DOJ is seeking to dismiss or withdraw from those eminent domain land-grabbing lawsuits.

To be sure, President Biden could decline to build a portion of the wall on the land seized from the Cavazos family or even cede it back to them, but at least as of now, he has violated his campaign promises and greatly disappointed his anti-wall and open-borders supporters, whether activists or just private landowners who outdate the border and the federal government itself.

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    1. His whole life and career was nothing but lies each time he wanted to be president. He lived on the taxpayers hog trough for decades.

  1. So whats NEW. There is nothing about joe biden that should be believed. His whole campaign was built on lies.

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  3. never trust a politician. they never do what they say they will do. they just tell you what you want to hear to get your vote. Trump was not a politician and he did what he said he would do.

  4. You’ve heard of the Corporates and Big Tech talk about Five (5) year plans I give you Joe Biden and the Bidenettes with the Five (5) minute Plan.
    That’s what you Lefties voted for.

  5. Biden / Harris policy need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America first and our Constitution need to go. Our White House is empty of leadership: Mexico’s government is telling Biden and his administration to start helping fix the situation, with Mexico’s president even saying that Biden is the “migrant president” and is having policies and statements that are empowering Mexico’s dangerous cartels, human traffickers and suffering of its immigrants. Guatemala’s president joined Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed Joe Biden for the border crisis, during a sit-down interview with MSNBC. Current leaders are avoiding Biden for fear it will cost them more money for pay to play, the same experiences with the Clinton’s, Putin says no more meetings Joe, would like my 3 million plus returned given to Hunter, throw out all our diplomats who cares, at least Clinton gave us a few BS speeches, yet, you can’t remember any of deals or where your at, or why your there. China, China, China what’s being agreed to there Joe or has already been agreed for that 200 million Hunter received from China? Biden / Harris need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America first and our Constitution need to go. Call, write and email your Representatives Senators daily until we get results. Write to the supreme Court about the treason committed in the election. Urge them to rethink their decision to not look into the election fraud before our country goes down. US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543 If You cannot call or email write a letter!
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  6. Besides Biden being in bed with China with his son and brother, we have the Soros family that have married into the Democrat politicians that now tell us what THEY are going to do without our citizens having rights. We no longer have a voice in our country. We loose our business’s , jobs, and are not allowed to express our beliefs when it comes to faith in our God and having Church services, but those Democrats that hate Christians have the right to demand that we call others by whatever they want to be called. You can cut off parts of your body and say you are what you want, but God knows what you are and that is ALL THAT MATTERS.

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