Biden Very Likely to Continue Border Wall Construction: Report


Remember the border wall that President Biden campaigned against?

A new report says he's likely flip flopped on that issue.

Graig Graziosi reports:

Construction on Donald Trump's border wall may continue under Joe Biden's administration, reports suggest.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told department employees that he may be green-lighting work on the wall to plug "gaps" in the current wall.
The Washington Times reported that it reviewed notes from a recent discussion between Mr Mayorkas and employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“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,” Mr 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. 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."
Those plans include filling "gaps," installing "gates" and adding technology to parts of the wall that have been finished but have not been outfitted.
Under Mr Trump, 460 miles of the border wall were built. Most of that construction was done in areas of the border where a barrier already existed, and was used to update the existing structures.
Mr Biden has thus far opposed completing the wall – which would prove extremely difficult as much of the border terrain is rugged, hilly terrain and other areas are controlled by private land owners.
However, Mr Biden has not always been opposed to building boundaries at the border; as a senator, he voted to approve 700 miles of border fencing, and served as vice president under Barack Obama while 100 miles of that fencing was under construction.

A US Border Patrol agent sits in a vehicle along a border wall near the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Ysidro Port of Entry at the US Mexico border on February 19, 2021 in San Diego, California. - The Biden administration plans to slowly allow 25,000 people with active cases seeking asylum into the US previously enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols program, known as "Remain in Mexico," with community organizations testing for Covid-19 and providing hotels to quarantine migrants upon arrival during the pandemic. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)