However, the president says the wall is still a bad idea.
The short version
- Despite early promises, the Biden administration intends to build 32 kilometers of border wall between the United States and Mexico.
- He explained that the funds had already been allocated.
- Biden has also been criticized for his handling of immigration, with record numbers of migrants crossing the border from Mexico. The Mexican president described the wall as a “step backwards.”
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The border wall between Mexico and the United States has been Donald Trump’s signature policy.
When Joe Biden ran against Trump for president in 2020, he had an important promise to voters: “The wall will not be built.”
Shortly after Biden was elected, his administration issued an announcement that building the wall was not a “serious policy” after all. He promised not to build a single meter of the wall.
But now 32 kilometers will be built.
It has already been purchased and paid for
The Biden administration said Thursday that construction will continue on a wall in Starr County, Texas, on the border with Mexico.
When construction of the wall began under Trump, the goal was to stop immigration. bad idea, according to Biden himself. But of course the wall has already been paid for.
The money was allocated for the wall in 2019, when Trump was president. Now it’s getting closer Deadline for using funds themselves.
Biden told the press that he tried to move the money for other purposes. – Tried to convince Congress to redirect the money. They didn’t, they didn’t want to, So Biden told reporters on Thursday.
When the president was asked if he thought a border wall made sense, the answer was clear:
A spokesman for Joe Biden stressed that it would be a violation of the law if they did not use the funds allocated to build the wall. But to build a wall you will Another 26 laws will be repealed. These include laws dealing with the environment and wildlife.
Trump wants Biden to apologize
This Thursday is also the fourth day of former President Donald Trump’s fraud trial. Trump did not appear in court, but he was active on social media in a familiar style.
On his Twitter/X platform, Social truth, he posted a post about the wall. There he wonders whether Biden “will apologize to me and America for taking so long to get started.”
– It’s interesting to see evil Joe Biden breaking all the environmental laws to prove me right.
– He wrote: “I am waiting for an apology.”
Environmentalists are also angry with Biden now. Environmental protection organizations fear that the wall will penetrate the habitats of endangered plants and animals.
– It is frustrating to see Biden stoop to this level. Sacrifices environmental laws in order to build the wall, So Laiken Jordahl, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity.
10,000 migrants every day
Biden also recently received Lots of chatter For the way the administration deals with immigration. Since Biden took office in 2020, he has become… Registration number Migrants crossed into the United States from Mexico.
This is, among other things, the subject of Conversations Between Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, this week.
Monday So Obrador said that approximately 10,000 people crossed the border every day from September 25 to 29.
On Thursday, he condemned American plans to build new parts of the wall on the border between the two countries. – This is a step backwards, So him during a press conference.
President Encourage The United States supports economic development in Mexico to keep immigration under control.
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