Fox News reported this week that Biden reversed course after stopping the construction of former President Trump’s border wall, and will now continue construction of a lengthy part of the wall in Texas as the White House continues to struggle with a worsening flood of illegals. However, officials later argued against the report and claimed that the work was actually repair work on a levee.
“Fox News has spoken to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that building of a 13.4 mile stretch of wall in the Rio Grande Valley will *CONTINUE* after pressure from local politicians and citizens,” Fox’s Bill Melugin said on Twitter.
Around an hour after, the USACE responded to the reporter, saying: “We have resumed DHS-funded construction on about 13.4 miles of levee on the Rio Grande Valley.”
“To be clearer, the wall construction is still paused to extent permitted by law,” USACE said.
To be clear, wall construction remains paused to extent permitted by law. Per DHS, we’ve started critical work to repair the Rio Grande Valley’s flood levee, which was excavated to make way for border wall. This remediation work will not involve expanding border barrier.
— USACE HQ (@USACEHQ) May 13, 2021
This comes after DHS Director Alejandro Mayorkas said during a discussion with ICE employees last month that the Biden administration was thinking of finishing “holes in the wall.” And a report last month revealed that the country is on track to see 2 million illegals at the border in 2021, which is over the combined populations of Vermont, Wyoming, and Alaska.
Author: Steven Sinclaire