One of the first things Joe Biden did when he got into the White House was halt construction of the southern border wall, a project begun by President Donald J. Trump to keep this country safer.
Biden made a big show of it, too.
Related: Wall Is ‘One of Largest Infrastructure Projects’ in the Country
This is what Biden said, in part, about stopping the work on the border wall: “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,” according to the executive order he signed on Jan. 20, 2021, just hours after he was sworn into office.
How things change.
Some four months after taking power—and after witnessing the shocking and huge flow of illegal immigrants into the country—the Biden administration is going to resume construction of a border wall levee, Fox News confirmed on Wednesday evening.
Given the crisis at the southern border, “the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will restart construction on a 13.4 mile-stretch of levee in the Rio Grande Valley,” Fox News reported.
“The decision reportedly follows pressure from local residents and politicians to mend the incessant crossing surge,” the outlet went on.
“Priority repairs are set to begin in six weeks to prevent flooding, followed by the establishment of a concrete levee wall fit with safety barriers in six to nine months. The USACE clarified that the wall will not be expanded on and will only repair the Rio Grande flood levee for the time being.”
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—By CNJ Staff