Homeland Security considers restarting border wall construction amid migrant surge

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 8th, 2021 2:58 pm

Last Updated Apr 9th, 2021 at 2:56 pm

The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly considering restarting border wall construction amid an escalating immigrant surge.

A rapid influx of illegal immigrants have caused tens of thousands of immigrants to be released into the country by Border Control. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has begun to float the idea of restarting construction on the border wall, something which President Biden had previously opposed.

"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," the DHS secretary reportedly said during a meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement staffers last week. "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."

Former President Donald Trump celebrated the news.

"I think it's great that they reversed themselves, but a lot of damage was done because we were gonna have that wall almost complete. You know, it delayed two and a half years because of lawsuits," Trump told the New York Post.


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