Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has reportedly confessed the truth about Trump’s border wall: it works! The Biden administration is now considering a restart of border wall construction to plug “gaps” in the current barrier.
According to recent reports, the subject to restart wall construction was broached by ICE staffers during a meeting with Mayorkas.
Mayorkas was receptive to the staffers’ suggestion to finish the wall, noting Biden’s order to halt construction does leave “some room to make additional decisions.”
Following their meeting, Border and Customs officials, who oversee the border wall project, submitted their plan of action.
Mayorkas only committed to addressing some areas of the border wall for re-construction as to not defy Biden’s order. The problem areas include: “gaps,” “gates,” and areas “where the wall has been completed but the technology has not been implemented.”
However, some are not convinced by the sudden change of tune on the border wall. Mark Morgan, Former President Trump’s CBP director, called Mayorkas’ comments “mere spin and misdirection” and “a way to get the public back on Biden’s side.”
The Trump administration completed about 460 miles of border wall, with most of the construction in areas where a barrier already existed.
Biden’s stop order on construction has given his Homeland Security the task of addressing legal troubles behind re-starting the wall project. Additionally, Republicans have raised serious legal concerns over Biden’s decision to halt construction. Federal law requires administrations to carry out Congressionally-allocated funds, unless the president officially submits a revocation request, which Biden has yet to do.
Author: Asa McCue