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  • U.S. to use border wall funds to close gaps and clean up Trump-era construction sites

    12/20/2021 11:29:01 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | 20 December 2021 | CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday it will use border security funding allocated by Congress to close wall gaps and pay for environmental and clean-up projects in areas of Arizona, California and Texas affected by barrier construction undertaken by the Trump administration. The projects authorized... include installing drainage to prevent flooding, mitigating soil erosion, completing roads used by Border Patrol agents, demobilizing construction and equipment storage sites and discarding unused materials. Mayorkas also authorized U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to erect barriers to close "small" gaps along some wall sections that were left open when construction was...
  • Spite: Joe Biden would rather let border wall materials rot on the ground than sell them to Texas. To Biden, Texas is Just a Doormat

    12/19/2021 10:28:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2021 | Monica Showalter
    Joe Biden doesn't want to build a border wall. We all know that he says as much and that he's been captured by the vast open borders industrial complex. One problem for Joe, though: That dereliction of duty has driven his poll numbers straight into the toilet. His public approval is falling, with disapproval of his handling of the border crisis now at an all-time high. Longtime Democrat Hispanic strongholds in south Texas are now turning red, and the illegals are surging on in. Amazingly, he doesn't seem to have the wherewithal to fix that problem. He's got a partially...
  • Texas begins building its own border wall to curb surge in illegal immigration, with or without Federal Government support

    12/18/2021 10:45:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/18/2021 | Ryan Foley
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the state has begun construction on a border wall, which it's working to build to counter what it views as the Biden administration’s lackluster enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.“Texas has officially started building its own border wall,” Abbott announced in a tweet Friday. “[President Joe] Biden allows open border policies and refuses to enforce laws passed by Congress to secure the border and enforce immigration laws. Texas is stepping up to do the federal government’s job.”Texas has officially started building its own border wall.Biden allows open border policies and refuses to enforce laws passed...
  • House Democrats Block Bill That Would Force DHS to Finish Construction of Border Wall

    12/14/2021 8:26:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/14/2021 | Julio Rosas
    House Democrats overwhelmingly voted to block consideration for H.R. 2729, also known as the Finish the Wall Act, on Tuesday. The bill, introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), would have required the Department of Homeland Security to resume construction of border wall projects halted by the Biden administration and would prohibit the administration from canceling wall contracts entered into before Jan 20, 2021."This bill requires the secretary of Homeland Security to resume construction of the border wall within 24 hours of enactment using funds Congress has already appropriated to building the wall. The wall is more than just a fence,"...
  • Rick Scott Calls for Investigation Into Migrant Vetting Amid Surge at Southern Border

    11/22/2021 10:25:36 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 22 November 2021 | ALEX J. ROUHANDEH
    Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida sponsored a bill on Thursday that would require the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate the "vetting and processing" of migrants apprehended by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials at the southwest border. The bill is co-sponsored by Republican Senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rob Portman of Ohio, Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Mike Lee of Utah.... ..."My bill, the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act, requires an immediate investigation to ensure the proper vetting and processing of anyone that...
  • Standoff scraps quick deal on Senate defense bill before Thanksgiving

    11/18/2021 11:56:24 PM PST · by blueplum
    The HIll ^ | 18 November 2021 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-R.I.) tried several times on Thursday night to reach a deal to set up votes on a package of 18 amendments on a defense bill. But one after one, seven GOP senators stood up to block the deal unless their colleagues agreed to add their amendment into the package. Those GOP amendments included proposals related to the border wall, the Nord Stream pipeline and the repeal of vaccine requirements for Defense Department contractors.... ...senators, as they were leaving the Senate floor after the stalemate, said that they didn't expect the Senate to hold...
  • Audit Finds No Undue Influence From WH, Congress in Awarding of Border Wall Contract

    11/17/2021 2:21:54 AM PST · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 16 November 2021 | ZOE STROZEWSKI
    A probe into a $400 million border wall contract found that there was no undue influence when it was awarded to a North Dakota-based firm, according to audit results released Monday by the Pentagon's inspector general. Tommy Fisher, the president of Fisher Sand and Gravel Co., made multiple appearances on Fox News to campaign for the job ahead of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to give his firm the contract, the Associated Press reported. Building a wall along Mexico's shared border with the U.S. was a top campaign platform and administration priority for former President Donald Trump. Trump...
  • Texas and Missouri attorneys general sue to force Biden to restart border wall construction

    10/21/2021 7:22:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21 October 2021 | Misty Severi, Breaking News Reporter
    Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas and Eric Schmitt of Missouri filed a joint lawsuit Thursday seeking to force President Joe Biden's administration restart building the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, argues the Biden administration's decision to not use the funds appropriated for the border wall is a violation of the Take Care clause of the U.S. Constitution...
  • Breaking! Biden To Cancel ALL Border Wall Projects In Texas

    10/09/2021 5:34:52 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 9, 2021 | Randy Clark
    The Department of Homeland Security plans to terminate all remaining border wall projects in the Border Patrol’s Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Sectors. The projects have been paused since January as the agency pondered a final determination to cancel the projects or allow some to continue. The decision brings finality to all remaining projects in South Texas.
  • Biden administration canceling more border wall contracts

    10/08/2021 5:21:42 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 08 October 2021 | Priscilla Alvarez, CNN
    (CNN)The Biden administration is canceling another slate of border wall contracts -- this time, in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday.... ...In late July, US Customs and Border Protection terminated two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector that cover approximately 31 miles. DHS said Friday it will cancel all remaining border barrier contracts in that sector. "CBP will then begin environmental planning... ...Since 2017, more than 450 miles have been built in multiple locations along the US southern border, including roughly 52 miles where no barrier previously existed, according to US...
  • Justice Delayed: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Donald Trump's Plan to Use $3.6 Billion for Border Wall

    10/06/2021 8:37:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/06/2021 | Meghan Roos
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday advised a lower court to reconsider earlier decisions that blocked an estimated $3.6 billion from being used for construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall championed by former President Donald Trump. After taking office in January, President Joe Biden has sought to halt funding for the border wall construction that was pushed by his predecessor. The Biden administration had argued that the Supreme Court did not need to weigh in on the border wall funding case because the project was closed down by the new administration. But the Court's Monday ruling called for a reassessment...
  • As Biden Helps The Border Collapse, Texas Mobilizes To Build A Wall

    09/20/2021 8:27:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 20, 2021 | Ciera Hall and Ken Oliver
    A new Texas law will help secure America’s southern border and fill the gap due to the federal government’s lack of law enforcement.As our historic border crisis continues, teeming thousands of migrants are camped under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, waiting to be processed and transported to various locations throughout the country. It is within this perilous context that a new Texas law signed Friday will help better secure America’s southern border and fill the gap due to the federal government’s intentional reduction of immigration law enforcement.BREAKING: Our drone is back over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX....
  • Border Patrol Tries to Fill Holes in Border Wall That Biden Left

    09/06/2021 4:27:30 PM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    News Max ^ | September 6, 2021 | Jeremy Frankel
    After President Joe Biden took office in January and ordered the southern border wall to stop being built, a major hole was left at Border Monument 3, one of the most vulnerable areas of the southern borderThis area, in the El Paso sector, is where Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico meet. The 20-foot gap in this area was allowing illegal aliens and smugglers to easily cross into the U.S., Border Patrol agents told the (New York Post.)[SNIP]Agents decided to take it upon themselves to fill the gaps left in the wall by using both pieces of material left behind by...
  • Texas Senate passes $1.8 billion for Border Wall…

    09/03/2021 9:00:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) – The $1.8 billion bill was passed by the Texas Senate yesterday. The bill will allow Governor Abbott to build more than 700 miles of border wall. The bill, H.B. 9, was passed by a 23-8 vote after numerous changes were made from the House version. It is now headed to the governor’s desk for signing. A majority of the $1.8 billion will go towards border wall and fencing and the Texas National Guard will carry out the project. Several Democrats from border districts voted for the bill.
  • Greece is currently erecting a Donald Trump style wall along the Evros...

    07/26/2021 3:54:49 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    Greece is currently erecting a Donald Trump style wall along the Evros... PBS NewsHour, July 26, 2021 (Timestamp: 27m 42s)
  • Yikes: Biden Paying Ton of Taxpayer Money to Suspend Operations on Border Wall

    07/24/2021 9:06:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/24/2021 | Nick Arama
    One of the first things that Joe Biden did when he took office was to stop the building of President Donald Trump’s border wall and change Trump policies in regard to the border.Not only has Joe’s approach been an abject failure, with the flood of illegal aliens coming in record numbers, stopping the wall has had a big cost, as well.Trump built 450 miles of wall, but now, Biden is actually paying a ton of money out to not build the wall — to suspend the construction projects for the wall — even as migrants pour in.From Fox News: The...
  • House Republican demands Biden admin reveal cost of canceling border wall construction

    07/14/2021 11:33:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Fox news via msn ^ | 14 Jul 2021 | Ronn Blitzer
    The ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee is pressing the Biden administration to account for how much money it is costing taxpayers in litigation and settlement costs after President Biden halted construction on the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, canceling government contracts in the process. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., accused the Biden administration of "effectively undermin[ing] efforts to protect our southern border" by ceasing border wall construction and demanded to know what the financial impact of that decision will ultimately be. In a letter to Undersecretary of Defense Michael McCord sent Tuesday evening, Smith said that "historic levels of...
  • Trump Roasts Joe Biden During His Visit to US-Mexico Border (VIDEO)

    06/30/2021 12:37:32 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 17 replies
    GP ^ | June 30, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    Donald Trump visited the US-Mexico border in Weslaco, Texas Wednesday with Governor Abbott. Trump held a security briefing with Governor Abbott before touring the border. Trump spoke about his administration’s work in securing the border and blamed Biden for the current crisis. Then he roasted vegetable Biden, saying he cannot pass a cognitive test.
  • Texas Governor Unveils Strategy for Border Wall Construction, Approves $250 Million as Down Payment

    06/16/2021 8:08:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/16/2021 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced key components of the Lone Star state’s plan to build its own barrier along its 1,200-mile border with Mexico at a press conference in Austin on Wednesday, including authorizing $250 million as a down payment to kickstart the process.The Republican governor said that the funds are being drawn from the state budget, which allocates $1.1 billion towards border security—a record for Texas. The down payment will be used to hire a project manager and contractors for the border wall.A letter (pdf) authorizing the transfer of the funds was signed at the press conference by Abbott,...
  • On A Remote Stretch Of Texas Borderland, The Whole World Is Crossing The Rio Grande: We have never seen illegal immigration on this scale

    06/09/2021 8:14:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/09/2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    DEL RIO, Texas — Something strange is happening here in remote Val Verde County, Texas: the whole world is showing up. In recent months, migrants from far-flung places like Haiti, Venezuela, Africa, and even Uzbekistan have appeared on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, and waded across. Their numbers include families with small children, pregnant women, and the elderly.Not all of them make it. Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez says he and his deputies have seen nine drownings in the county since January — already double last year’s total. The first one was on Jan. 17, a 33-year-old woman from...