Joe Biden is reneging on a campaign promise —there’s new wall construction at the border.
According to a report from the Associated Press, the Biden Administration will fill border wall gaps near Yuma, Arizona —one of the busiest areas for illegal border crossings.
From AP News:
Biden had pledged during his campaign to cease all future wall construction, but the administration later agreed to some barriers, citing safety. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday the work to close four wide gaps in the wall near Yuma will better protect migrants who can slip down a slope or drown walking through a low section of the Colorado River.
The agency said in a statement that Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas authorized completion of the project near the Morelos Dam, reflecting the administration’s “priority to deploy modern, effective border measures and also improving safety and security along the Southwest Border.” It was initially to be funded by the Defense Department but will now be paid for out of Homeland Security’s 2021 budget.
The announcement comes as New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser have asked for help in dealing with the influx of migrants in their cities.
More over at the Associated Press: