Biden Cancels 31 Miles of Border Construction To Be Replaced by “Smarter Border Security Measures”

From the Department of Homeland Security:

DHS to Cancel Laredo Sector Border Barrier Contracts

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is terminating two border barrier contracts in the Laredo Sector that are not necessary to address any life, safety, environmental, or other remediation requirements, as described in the DHS Border Wall Plan implementing President Biden’s Proclamation.

These are the first contracts CBP is terminating since DHS released its Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds, which lays out the guiding principles framing decisions related to border barrier construction, including ending wall expansion to the extent permitted by law.

The contracts being canceled are for approximately 31 miles of border barrier construction funded with the DHS Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations.

Construction has not yet started on the two Laredo Sector projects, and no land acquisition has begun. 

CBP intends to engage in environmental planning concerning these barrier projects, including taking certain actions consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other statues (sic).

DHS continues to review all other paused border barrier projects and is in the process of determining which projects may be necessary to address life, safety, environmental, or other remediation requirements and where to conduct environmental planning.

The Administration also continues to call on Congress to cancel remaining border wall funding and instead fund smarter border security measures, like border technology and modernization of land ports of entry, that are proven to be more effective at improving safety and security at the border.


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Biden Cancels 31 Miles of Border Construction To Be Replaced by “Smarter Border Security Measures” — 25 Comments

  1. Abbott already has allocated $250 M and sent out a mailer requesting crownfunding.

    Further, Abbott has requested land Trump acquired to build his wall be titled back to Texas so we can start.

    Since were paying for it Democrats, don’t get mad at us when we install catapults to launch cartels and illegal attempts to get in, back over the Rio Grande.

  2. Very early in his Administration, President Biden cancelled and undid many policies and procedures that were put in place by the Trump Administration that were effective in reducing the amount of illegal aliens invading our Nation. Biden INTENTIONALLY did that consistent with his and his VP’s previous public statements inducing and encouraging illegal aliens to come to the U.S.

    Following is a good article about the matter:

    https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210520/border-disaster-is-all-on-biden

    Part of the article states:

    “Many of them are entering the United States through wide openings in the border wall near Yuma, Arizona, sparing them from the risky routes through remote desert regions,” the (New York)Times adds. That would be the border wall that Democrats and their allies in the courts and media did everything they could to stop President Donald Trump from building. Now, the world is flooding in through gaps in the wall that Trump was able to build or strengthen.”

    Article also says that illegal aliens are coming from 160 nations around the globe.

    The most important question that is being ignored by the mostly corrupt left wing media – Are Biden and his Administration violating a number of US Justice Department laws regarding illegal aliens per below?

    Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324(a) defines several distinct offenses related to aliens. Subsection 1324(a)(1)(i)-(v) prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and
    engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts. Subsection 1324(a)(2)
    prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner
    whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry. Subsection 1324(a)(3).

  3. I must also add, that if somebody walks 1000 miles through that S. America hellhole, or straps together some boards to row 90 miles in shark infested waters to get here, they may just have some legit claim for asylum.

  4. Maybe 70′ towers spread 1000 yards apart and manned by Marine Corp snipers?

    One of the Federal government’s main jobs is border protection.

  5. The “Wall” that Trump built (all 47 miles of it), is a joke.

    It is easily climbable plus you can saw through it in five minutes with a reciprocating saw that you can buy for $99 at Home Depot.

    Moreover, gaps have to be left in the wall at aroyos so that water from flash floods can pass through.

    Most illegal immigrants arrive here through check points or airports using tourist, student, or other types of visas and then violate the terms of the visa by disappearing and getting work.

    Melania Trump got here that way.

    She was working illegally as a model when The Donald met her.

    So being smarter about stopping illegal immigration is the better way to go and we don’t have to lie about making Mexico paying for it.

    On another note, we might want to discuss what exactly is bad about having a certain number of immigrants working here in dirty, menial, low paying jobs that Americans don’t want.

    Are you saying, those of you who are exercized over this issue, that you want to work as bus boys, valet car parkers, lawn mowers, housecleaners, bean pickers and factory assembly workers working for minimum wage?

    If I were you I would be more worried about the robots.

    AI is what is going to take over your jobs, not Mexicans.

  6. All this new hysteria over Cuba would make some sense, if it were 1970 when Cuba’s sugar daddy had 20,000 nukes ready to vaporize the continent.

    Now, not so much.

  7. I see BecauseScience paid the full $895 for the Deluxe Lesson Package from the McHenry Institute of Wallbuilding, Immigration policy and Ice Cream Making.

  8. Trump should contact his local social services for counseling on what to do about being stalked by insane Democrats and Media.

  9. With Because Science (and senile dementia Joe Biden and nutty Democrat) reasoning(?), the fence around the whitehouse lawn should be torn down. Persons can climb right over it.

    What is needed all along the southern border are U.S. Troops to repel the ongoing invasion. Why do we have a US Military force if not to protect our homeland and citizens from invaders many of which are drug dealers, gang leaders, human trafficers, ex cons, convicts, COVID Diseased, etc.

    There is a well documented procedure by the U.S. Government whereby people in other nations can make application to come to the U.S. This is what the doofus and his VP should have been saying for the last couple of years. Instead, they created a crisis on the border and encouraged and allowed an invasion of our country.

  10. “the fence around the whitehouse lawn should be torn down. Persons can climb right over it.”

    That’s right. All a fence will do is slow somebody down.

    If you really want to stop illegal immigration, you need to punish employers who hire them.

    We don’t do that.

    People use fake ID’s and SSN’s to get the jobs.

    There is no way to really check at the time of hire if those are legit.

    Instead, the employer is informed 18 months later when the W-2’s come back from the IRS that the person’s SSN does not match up.

    In the meantime, that person has taken another job someplace else and repeats the process endlessly.

    This particularly benefits agricultural enterprizes, landscape companies, and garden centers whose work is seasonal. The previous year’s employees simply don’t come back and they hire a new batch knowing full well that these folks are probably illegal also.

    So until we have an ID verification system, and penalties for employers who don’t use it, this will conitinue.

    They want the jobs and the employers want to hire them.

    It’s as simple as that.

  11. I passed a bill through the Illinois House with the support of organized labor in the 1970’s.

    The State Senate killed it.

  12. Anyone climbing over the fence around the whitehouse to invade the grounds and the building will be pursued by the agents on premises and will be arrested and/or shot. Similarly, our U.S. Military if placed all along the southern border, with or without fences, would repel the invaders. This approach would get wide publicity around the world and potential invaders will not try to illegally come here. But of course, the current whitehouse Administration ELIMINATED numerous procedures and protocols put in place by the Trump Administration that protected our border to APPARENTLY invite and allow tens of thousands of various aliens to invade our nation.

  13. So bred, we are going to shoot unarmed civilians then?

    How many troops would you need to cover 2000 miles of border and at what cost?

    Both political parties are complicit in illegal immigration because they both get something out of it.

    Employers get cheap labor that they can mistreat and deport if they get injured on the job, and the Democrats get future voters.

    Not to mention who will pick the beans, hike the cars, clean the houses and mow the lawns?

    No one really wants to do anything about this, only some try to gain support by conning gullible racist rubes with lies.

    If Mexicans didn’t have brown skins no one would care.

    Why aren’t we worried about the Swedes coming here and making our pancakes and meatballs?

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Swedish+Chef+Cooking&&view=detail&mid=6EE04815106481677D336EE04815106481677D33&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DSwedish%2BChef%2BCooking%26FORM%3DVRIBQP

  14. What is the primary purpose of our U.S. Military Forces? To protect our Nation, its peoples, its resources and assets? To repel invasions and invaders?

    On leadership – What if top leaders of the Nation encourage and allow an ongoing invasion of thousands of persons coming from other countries and flood over the borders? Are those impeachable offenses? Does that behavior rise to the level of traitor as defined in the dictionary?

  15. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that it has uncovered a group planning to hatch terror plots all across the country.

    In a shocking twist, the organization is headquartered right in Washington, D.C., at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building.What

  16. yeah Bydumb leave it to a real man to do YOUR JOB Gov ABBOTT will have to take care of this too, you are truly a POS who only wants VOTES … not my president …

  17. It’s time to ban our public school teacher, Because Science

    Because are you HIV+?

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