Oh, the irony.
President Biden’s Homeland Security Department has announced it will begin construction on Trump’s border wall. However, Biden’s DHS says it is only working to fill the “gaps” left in the wall.
The Washington Times reports:
The department also said it will fix gates and build out the access roads Border Patrol agents use to respond to incursions, moving to stiffen the country’s physical defenses as the surge of illegal migrants continues at a record pace along the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
Homeland Security said Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas gave the OK for the construction, which will span the border from Del Rio, Texas, to San Diego, California.
He characterized the work as a matter of safety and environmental upgrades, but others said it will help reduce the incentive for illegal immigrants to attempt the trip north.
“Today’s announcement of increased border wall infrastructure and gates are a step in the right direction,” said Sen. Rob Portman, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
The announcement comes after President Biden repeatedly promised on the campaign trail that he will never allow for one more foot of the wall to be constructed under his watch.
However, love the past year the country has seen a record-setting spike in illegal immigration as a result of President Biden’s relaxed immigration policies.
Last week, texas announced it began construction on its own border wall after being heavily impacted by Biden’s border crisis.
NEW: Texas has officially started building its own border wall. The first wall panels have gone up in Starr County in the RGV. State land, state money. This particular contractor was building Trump’s wall until Biden cancelled them. Now they build for @GregAbbott_TX. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/8wgZIXeFz4
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 17, 2021