DHS leader reveals plan to resume construction on ‘gaps’ in border wall

President Joe Biden has already worked to undo the great progress President Donald Trump had accomplished on border security, including halting construction of the wall on our southern border.

However, according to a recent report, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is considering plans to resume construction of the border wall, or at least certain portions of it, Breitbart reported.

Biden’s pause on border wall construction

On Biden’s first day in office, he issued an executive order that canceled the declared emergency at the southern border that was used by Trump to divert funds to supplement border wall construction.

Biden’s order to pause all border wall construction was contingent on the “extent permitted by law” and acknowledged that “urgent measures” to fulfill the obligations of congressionally-authorized spending may necessitate some additional construction of the border wall.

It appears that those contingencies, particularly a nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) probe into the legality of the ordered pause, have already come into play.

Construction will resume to fill “gaps”

According to The Washington Times, which obtained notes from a recent meeting between Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, the DHS secretary acknowledged that he was reviewing plans submitted by Customs and Border Protection to continue construction on certain portions of the border wall.

“It’s not a single answer to a single question. There are different projects that the chief of the Border Patrol has presented and the acting commissioner of CBP presented to me,” Mayorkas reportedly said.

“The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended,” he continued. “But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.”

The secretary noted that the plans he was referring to included plugging “gaps in the wall,” placing “gates” in certain areas, and finishing sections “where the wall has been completed but the technology has not been implemented.”

Report confirmed by press secretary

Given how this development sharply contrasts with Biden’s oft-stated opposition to the border wall, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the report during Tuesday’s press briefing. Although she sought to dance around the query, she nonetheless acknowledged the report was accurate.

“Well, wall construction remains paused, to the extent permitted by law,” Psaki said. “So some has already been funded through a congressional authorization and funding allocation. But as agencies develop for a plan — it’s paused while agencies are developing a plan for the President on the management of the federal funds.”

Following more explanatory spin, she admitted, “It is — it is paused. There is some limited construction that has been funded and allocated for, but it is otherwise paused.”

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11 Responses

  1. Our country is being destroyed by allowing illegals entry into the USA and Biden doesn’t see it and if he does he doesn’t care.

  2. Folks these dimwit Democrats are talking about not being able to use D.O.D. funds for a border wall? Duh they already are using D.O.D. bases and personnel to house these illegals, what cost more $800 per day per illegal or completing the wall protecting Americans and Tax payers?

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  4. Bumbling Biden and his idiotic band of dumbocrats are trying and unfortunately succeeding in destroying our once great nation. I am a U.S. Army veteran and this is sure not the country I fought for. We MUST get all those anti-American politicians out of office before we have no country!

  5. Until and unless Mr. Biden hunts down all illegals and sends them back to their countries our border will be of little use. Too many criminals have been let in. The little children need to be returned to their countries also. If others have had to,worn and wait for years for their green card so should the ones from the south.

  6. I am at this moment watching a program covering the “Homeless” that live in Seattle. Two of those interviewed state that essentially 100 percent are using illegal drugs and that is the primary reason they are homeless.
    Drugs that are pouring over the now open border.
    Thanks to President Biden and his rabid supporters.
    Nuf, Said!
    Dave

  7. Damn fool this constrution of the wall should never stopped. Joe Biden almost 50 years in the swamp and never did anything right.l

  8. Agree with all posts! Biden is useless! He has NO clue how to be a president! He is following obama’s Agenda, because Obama is running the show! Get rid of him and soros!

  9. Biden is In Bed with Communist China and other foreign Enemies of ours. He and Hunter had it Going On when Joe was VP Under Obama. The Biden Family consists of Criminals who all enriched themselves. The Government, CIA, FBI and all in Power have Hid all This from the American Public. All are complicit included the Supreme Court and Other Judges.

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