The United States Department of Homeland Security could soon continue construction on the border wall, according to Breitbart News.
Building for the wall, which was a pet project of former President Donald Trump, was halted in late January of this year, not coincidentally around the same time President Joe Biden was installed in the White House.
Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan reportedly brought the project back into the public’s eyeline after the reporter suggested that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is weighing the potential of new construction to fill “gaps” in the existing wall.
The “gaps” that Mayorkas refrenced are part of the 450 miles of wall that the Trump administration pioneered between 2017 and 2020 while the former administration worked to secure the southern border.
“In a conversation with ICE employees last week Mr. Mayorkas was asked about his plans for the wall and he said that while Mr. Biden has canceled the border emergency and halted Pentagon money flowing to the wall, ‘that leaves room to make decisions’ on finishing some ‘gaps in the wall,’” Dinan reported.
The Times report also went on to say that DHS has become aware of notes from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement as well as Customs and Border Protection, which oversee the wall, asking for changes to the border.
“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,” Mayorkas said.
“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,” he went on.
Essentially it appears that with mud on their face, in a real-world situation with immediate results, even the progressive Biden administration has concluded that what conservatives asked for is the only reasonable solution to the problem.