Biden admin confirms cancellation of emergency-funded border wall projects

Since taking office, President Joe Biden has made reversing Trump-era immigration policies a top priority, something further evidenced by his decision this week to formalize the cancellation of a key initiative launched by his predecessor.

The Washington Examiner reports that the Defense Department will proceed with plans to end border wall construction projects initiated by the Trump administration and funded with money that had been diverted from elsewhere within the federal government via a national emergency declaration.

Almost immediately after his inauguration in January, Biden signed an executive order that temporarily halted border wall construction for a period of 60 days. The rationale behind the move was to give administration officials additional time to assess how much it would cost to void current contracts and to determine if funds previously allocated to the projects could be used in other ways.

As Breitbart noted in March, Biden’s construction moratorium was costing taxpayers approximately $6 million every single day because of material orders that had already been placed and the fact that contractors were being compensated for the expenses incurred in idling their equipment.

This past week, however, it was announced that the halt announced in January would be made permanent, with Pentagon spokesperson Jamal Brown stating that “Consistent with the President’s proclamation, the Department of Defense is proceeding with canceling all border barrier construction projects paid for with funds originally intended for other military missions and functions.”

Further noting that funding was already in the process of being rescinded, Brown emphasized that “Today’s action reflects this administration’s continued commitment to defending our nation and supporting our service members and their families,” also pointing to funding needs for “schools for military children, overseas military construction projects in partner nations, and the National Guard and Reserve equipment account,” as Breitbart noted.

The Biden administration’s move is somewhat curious, however, in light of recent reports suggesting that there may be a limited restart of border wall construction in some areas designed to plug “gaps” in what is already there. The Washington Timeshas repoted that Deparment of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said as much to Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel last month, indicating that Biden’s cancellation of the emergency-funded projects would allow “room to make decisions” on other pressing needs.

Biden’s decision to put a stop to construction deemed critical by the Trump administration has been applauded by some on the left as a big step toward fulfillment of his campaign promise not to build another foot of border wall, with Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) expressing hope that it will help “begin repairing the damage” such projects have supposedly caused.

However, considering how quickly the administration is taking on water among the American electorate with regard to its handling of the migrant surge in particular and immigration matters in general, cancellation of border wall construction may ultimately backfire on Biden in a big way.

 
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47 Responses

  1. The Supreme court is to busy playing duck and run. I think that the people need to take this issue on. No I don’t think that currently there is a law in place to cover this, and the court wont, so I think we the people need to set the precedent and put an end to this fiasco, before it is to late. We can set up referendums To rein him in and then take him out. No I don’t like doing this but it seems like no one else has any ideas that can be done quickly.

  2. After all of the fraud and corruption, in the 2020 election, and all of the bad governance since why hasn’t someone started a recall of this administration and put a ban on any more EOs until after the recall is completed.

  3. Do you know
    how I know that Atheists are God fearing people, it is because to fear something you must believe in it, that it really exists. What Democrats are really afraid of, is that they don’t want to follow Gods law, That is why they shutter when they see a Christian praying, it reminds them that one day they will have to answer for it. That day is coming sooner than they think.

  4. Coke is backing down from the diversity BS, is find it better to follow the people. Other companies need to follow their example, before the people take their number. People are finding the strength in numbers that the woke ninconpups don’t have, and will make companies pay big time for following the nut case communists. Don’t buy Coke. Go woke and go broke.

  5. We are having an electicution. Now if you don’t know what that is, let me explain. You stand a dozen democrats by the wall, get a bunch of sharp shuuters, that need the practice, if one of the democrats survive you (h)ang him, then you get more democrats for the next office they are running for and start again. you keep this up until you run out of democrats. You see how simple this is, works every time. We will have peace and happiness for a generation.

  6. Biden and congress are doing everything they can to bankrupt and to distroy America anyway they can and are doing a good job with the help of Soros the pigs money why there isn’t some good supreme court person left to stop it I guess there all on Soros money to if someone won’t stand up to them its all over for the USA. God Bless America and the good people of it .Please Lord help us John

  7. Biden or Kamala will never be anybody’s President because they don’t have the brains to be a President.

  8. Puppet Joe needs to be shuttered and removed. He is unbelievably a moron with NO BRAINS!

  9. Since when does a Vice President ignore what she or he is told to do by the so called President?? I have never heard this done before. She doesn’t deserve to be in the position she is in. At least Pence was out there working every day and I don’t recall him ever not doing his job. Both losers must go, our country is destroyed.

    1. The witch is doing exactly what she was told to do. She is a red herring, a rabbit hole that everyone is suppose to follow her down, instead of concentrating on the border, The media needs to double down on the border, and ignore Heels Up, while she is leading them on a wild goose chase. Then when it falls apart Biden will try to blame it on the Head Board, but if the media is smart they wont fall for it.

  10. The border must be controlled or the USA will see worse things than drugs pouring over it.

  11. He is not a American.no way? He’s a terrorist ?always was ! Just like OBAMA .who was really worst !

  12. The current Administration is “CONTINUING” to lock us down because whatever they are doing in the “background” isn’t done yet and they don’t want us to see until it is to late !! That’s what this lock down is all about NOT this (so called) Pandemic !!! They want to keep our attention somewhere else until they are done with whatever they are doing !!! Keep the sheep subdued until we are done !!!

    1. I am an 82 year old Veteran, I am sure all of my comrades in arms feel the same as I do, I HATE BIDEN, I have gave so much for our America ? Then to see this A–Hole and his Girlfriend come in and ruin all that we have worked so hard for ? I know in my mind that at least 1/2 of the Dem in congress can see thru this stupid jerks moves, But ? Why in the Heck can’t they open their mouths ? They should all lose their seats in Congress, I hope all of those jerks are defeated the next time they run ?? You guys are Killing AMERICA, WAKE UP ! PLEASE ! This Bird Brain will have us in a WAR before he is done? I HATE HIM ! Never have I HATED a man Like I hate him, His Twinkle toes should shuffel his tail to a REST HOME where they should never let his Tail out , NEVER ! GOD HELP US ? ANYONE ? PLEASE ?

  13. Biden and his BS is going to get us into war. Im telling you. He’s backing out of Afghanistan and they have already swore they will attack us with their terrorist. Which are probably in the country already Thanks to opening the Borders. I have never seen such an incompetent bunch of lunatics in my life. And Americans are suppose to feel safe. If this wasnt so serious it would be funny. They whole world is seeing the United States have morons running the show and our enemies know we are at the weakest point weve ever been in our History. I pray that our Congress and Supreme Court can see this lunacy and stop it.

  14. Foreskin Joe should be hung for treason, we can’t even care for our homeless so who gives the moron the right to open the border ?

  15. You know there are so many people posting emails with inflammatory headlines and it’s never as interesting as it sounds. I am sick of this “false advertising”. Making your story sound of interest with a couple words meant to be misunderstood. We want some truths. Does anyone know how to post an article that tells the truth from the get go. All of you who steal peoples attention with lies are no better and perhaps worse than bad politicians. I’m done with this site!

  16. It’s hard to believe that anybody would open our borders up And then not check The immigrants for the virus and On top of that Spread them throughout our country During a major pandemic
    You would think Joe Biden wants to prolong This pandemic
    Maybe that’s why he’s Rushing all these Executive order while the American people are locked down

    1. I totally agree with you @Richard Myers! But this is not a surprise to me. I’ve seen stories that people write and say that Biden is trying to kill all Republicans. Biden has written all the EO’s because he can’t fight for what he wants for America. He’s mentally not well. I don’t know what they (his handlers) have given him to sound like he knows what he’s talking about, but even now all he says he wants to do for America is a way to push us into a place where only the rich will run everything. I wouldn’t worry so much about the “covid” these immigrants could bring. I worry more about what these people may do to America when they find out that this is not the land where they’ll find everything they’ve ever wanted.

    2. Duh! You think so? It’s obvious he doesn’t give two toots for America. It’s America Last, now!!!

      1. The democrats are ruining our country so they get immigrant votes!! ??? Enormous crimes are coming into our country by the illegal aliens murders kidnapping robberies dope invasion of American homes and more. This boarder MUST be closed. Biden, Harris and Pelosi must close the boarder now or must be impeached asap.

  17. and the moron stands there and cries we inherited a dismantled border boohoohoo but i’m not gonna finish the wall the guy with more than me before started abd had a secure border til i got my hands on it

  18. Biden and his having no plan how to stop the crisis at the border has reared its ugly head once again, what happened to Harris I thought she was suppose to be stopping handling this mess, guess she still hasn’t found out where the border is

    1. fACT IS Biden doesn’t have the feintest idea of what he’s doing and he picked her to not look worst than he is. If he blows it, he then blame her for his blunders or then Nancy Blowheart can then blame the Republicans as she has done since her first day as Speaker, you can bet she’s hoping that Both Biden and Kamala get removed then she can step in and finish the country and turn it into A COMMUNIST NATION and usher in Odumbo to complete the job he was working for.

      1. The democrats will fix the border when they have made this a communist country. They will finish the border, not to keep illegals out but, to keep their [email protected] in. IE democrats, and republicans, blacks, whites, browns, yellows.
        They will finally get equity, and equality ( [email protected] ) they will go back in time 300 years. I will feel bad for you children and grandchildren and their children, on and on.

      2. You are so right George. Biden is a disaster. He only says what is written down by someone else. He cannot talk. He mumbles. Kamala is NOT doing her job by not going to the Southern boarder…so why is she getting paid, is she getting paid to laugh? Pelosi is a corrupt idiot. The three of them must be impeached immediately they are destroying our country.

    2. This will not be important to Dems until one of them is PERSONALLY affected by this stupidity! Or, until Republicans get back the power!!!!

      1. AMEN, AMEN , AMEN ON GETTING THE REAL PEOPLES ISSUES SOLVED BY WHO ELSE “BUT THE REPUBLICANS” !!! RIGHT ON ,RIGHT ON ,RIGHT ON.

      2. Don’t watch Harris, she is a rabbit hole, don’t follow her down it. Focus on the border, hard core reporting. Nail Biden to the proverbial southern wall. Make it stick.

      3. The Republicans will need to put on their Big-Boy pants when they win back the House and Senate and do the right thing: IMPEACH the 2 idiots who stole the election and BUST UP Big Tech. I personally think Jack Dorsey needs to be sent to Singapore where they will cane him for his arrogance!!!

    3. Harris got lost and went Northibstead and talked to Bernie Sanders!! Apparently a direct order from the President of the United States is something, she can afford to ignore. Isn’t that treason?? Anyways, we should all ignore Biden, I think.

    4. She definitely knows where the border is,,,,she spent many visits there bashing President trump and his treatment of the “Catastrophic” actions by the Trump administrations and lack of control of the situation that he had lost control of. Now Biden is cancelling the funds and further building and finishing the wall, and he is continuing his TOTALLY FAILED ACTIONS BY IGNORING EXACTLY HOW DETRIMENTAL HIS CHILDISH ACTIONS ARE AFFECTING AMERICAN JOBS, AND THE FUTURE OF ALL OF THE MANY GENERATIONS THAT WILL CURSE HIM FOR HIS IDIOTIC, FEEBLE-MINDED ATTEMPT TO DESTROY WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD SO INTELLIGENTLY PUT IN PLACE, THAT WOULD HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM AND KEPT IT UNDER CONTROL, WHICH IS THE OPPOSITE OF “OL SLUFFIN JOE” and his stupidity!! SOMEONE BETTER START AN ELECTION RECALL BEFORE BIDEN TOTALLY RUINS AMERICA!!!!! His LACK OF INTELLIGENCE SHOULD BE STARTLING ALL OF THE DUMBOCRAPS, AND SCARING THEM INTO AN ACTION OF IMPEACHMENT!!!!! I am so angry about the TOTAL STUPIDITY OF THE ENTIRE SITUATION, AND I CHALLENGE ANYONE WITH GUTS TO BEGIN IMPEACHMENT AGAINST THIS IGNORAMOUS!!!!!

      1. Unfortunately that starts with the House and since they control the majority there it will never come to fruition.

    5. This cancellation is one huge mistake on Biden team. He is hurting our country day by day and I want to see something done about it but not sure what we can do at this time.

    6. KKAAAMMMMMMMMMY’s NON-FUNCIONING BRAIN TOOK OVER WHEN SHE WAS SO IGNORANTLY PICKED BY PELOSER AND SCHUMER TO HOLD THE SECOND-HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE WORLD!!! SHE IS THE MOST INEPT VP THAT AMERICA HAS EVER HAD,,,,OR IS RUNNING A DEAD-HEAT WITH PRES. CARTERS “RIGHT-HAND” MAN. HER TOTAL AVOIDANCE RINGS OUT LIKE A PEELING BELL, WITH A CRACK IN IT!! I had thought that OL-SLEDDIN JOE would have been too feeble to last this long, but I guess I was in error. Gee, if JOE goes,,,Kaammmmmy becomes president (I wonder if she would visit the wall then?? Maybe, since Peloser would be VP, and Schummer would be Speaker of the house, possibly Kammmmy could delegate someone that has the courage to visit the Border and take on the total MESS THAT JOE BUILT!!!???

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