As the border crisis on our southern border reaches unprecedented levels of chaos, President Joe Biden continues to thwart anything that could potentially provide even a small amount of relief such as the border wall project.
The Biden administration has officially cancelled all remaining contracts for the border wall project, an initiative which began under the Trump administration.
In a press release Friday, the Department of Homeland Security announced the construction on the wall sections in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors will come to an end:
“Consistent with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) border barrier plan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), intends to cancel the remaining border barrier contracts located within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Laredo Sector and all border barrier contracts located in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.”
DHS Secretary Mayorkas, during a border crisis, is cancelling border wall contracts.
Impeach Mayorkas. pic.twitter.com/YsdsnMMQHi
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) October 8, 2021
Texas Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw tweeted the press release with the caption: “DHS Secretary Mayorkas, during a border crisis, is cancelling border wall contracts. Impeach Mayorkas.”
Republican Senator from Arkansas Tom Cotton wrote, “Canceling construction of the border wall isn’t going to solve the Biden Border Crisis.” The Biden administration also came under scrutiny this weekend when Vice President Kamala Harris did not attend a trip to the southern border. President Biden tasked Harris with overseeing the border; a “job” she has failed to have any involvement in.
DHS added in the release it would conduct an environmental assessment of border barrier “system projects” in the release, specifying that hose “activities will not involve any construction of new border barrier or permanent land acquisition.”
National Review reports:
The decision from DHS comes amid record migrant apprehensions at the border. Last month, a caravan of nearly 30,000 Haitian migrants crossed over into the United States, overwhelming border personnel in Del Rio, Texas. Nearly 12,000 of those illegal immigrants were released into the interior to have their asylum cases adjudicated at a later date, Mayorkas confirmed, despite Biden’s administration’s assurances that there would not be mass migrants admission into the U.S.