Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS), reportedly is considering a restart to border wall construction to fill Gaps in the current barrier.
The Washington Times reports that the subject came up during a conversation between Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement staffers.
Secretary DHS reportedly told the group that American President had communicated quite evidently his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of U.S. Department of Defense funds to the border wall construction is ended. But that leaves room to make arrangements as to the government, as a part of the government, in particular areas of the border wall that requires renovation, specific projects that need to be completed.
Biden’s DHS may restart border wall construction to abate the influx of migrants crossing our southern border and overwhelming our detention centers upwards of 700%.
If we judge Joe Biden by the same standard President Trump was held to, doesn’t this mean Joe Biden’s a racist?
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) April 7, 2021
Mentioning notes of the ICE session that it had reviewed, the media reported Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which oversees the wall, has submitted a plan for what it wants to see happen moving forward.
The Washington Times reported that Mayorkas told the ICE staffers, it is not a single answer to a single question. There are various projects that the Border Patrol Chief has presented, and the acting CBP’s commissioner explained to him.
The Washington Times reported further that Mayorkas stated those parts include Gaps, Gates, and areas where the wall has been completed, but the tech hasn’t been implemented.
Moreover, Mark Morgan, who served as acting CBP commissioner under former President Trump, and is a sharp critic of the current government, called Mayorkas’ comment more spin and misdirection, adding the CBP has always given the government options for how to proceed on the border wall.
53% Favor the Border Wall Construction
The media reported Donald Trump finished about 460 miles (approx. 740 km) of the border wall, with most of that construction at areas a block already existed but did not stop anyone who crossed the border by foot.
According to the Washington Times, a fresh poll conducted for the US Senate Opportunity Fund showing 53 percent of respondents favor the construction of the border wall.
President’s halt order on construction gives Homeland Security the task of figuring out how to progress. But the media told legal questions may force Mayorkas to keep constructing. Moreover, under law, when United States Congress allocates money for a purpose, the government must carry it out except if there are questions of efficiency or when Biden officially submits a revocation request.
Over the last four years, U.S Congress has allocated 1.375 billion dollars each year for the border wall, including this current fiscal year. Congressional GOPs have asked the Government Accountability Office to review if President’s border wall construction stop is legal.
Donald Trump has called on Joe Biden to complete construction, telling Fox News in March the wall was near completion and that they just had to fix little sections.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed late March that the new President for the crisis, arguing that the hopes he set left migrants with the discernment that they would be let into the United States.