The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will have 450 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall built by the end of the year, Breitbart reports.
Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency has announced that “we’re going to meet our mark of 450 miles by the end of the year.”
He’s doing it
Erecting a U.S.-Mexico border wall to cut back on illegal immigration was a central tenet of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, and he has made good progress on that promise.
In his tweet, Morgan stated that the border wall was currently up to 426 miles long. At the beginning of December, it was at 400 miles, which suggests that the 450-mile mark will be met by January 1st, 2021.
Morgan in a separate tweet said that the wall “not only enhances safety along the SW border, but also encourages lawful and safe entry through available ports of entry.”
Democrats, nonetheless, have put up every hurdle possible to slow progress down. And, Joe Biden, should he become the next U.S. president, has promised to stop construction.
It’s not going to happen
Morgan and the Trump administration have already gone on the offensive, explaining what would happen if Biden were to try to halt the construction of the border wall.
“Nearly all of the miles funded for new border wall system are currently under contract,” Morgan tweeted. “The impact of stopping construction would be disastrous.”
Morgan went into more detail in a subsequent tweet, writing, “1. The costs when we walk away from billions already invested, incl. a settlement process for termination of convenience. 2. Materials have already been purchased, incl. 270,000 tons of steel. 3. More costs incurred for restoration, such as filling in trenches already dug.”
In other words, it would seem to be financially impossible for Biden to stop border wall construction. But, it might not matter.
It might not matter because Biden has an immigration plan that would render the border wall useless.
Breitbart has reported extensively on Biden’s plan. It includes “promises to let companies import more visa workers, to let mayors import temporary workers, to accelerate the inflow of chain-migration migrants, to end migration enforcement against illegal aliens unless they commit a felony, and to accelerate the inflow of poor refugees to at least 125,000 per year.”