The influx of illegal aliens entering Arizona has reached such dire levels that a Democrat senator has successfully urged Joe Biden to finish a portion of 45th President Donald J. Trump’s southern border wall.
And, “after many months of pushing,” President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security has agreed to do it, Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., announced Thursday – just in time before Tuesday’s primary elections in Arizona.
The timing of the announcement is conspicuous. Kelly is facing a tough November midterm election against a group of America first Republicans vying in Tuesday’s GOP senatorial primary to face him, including Jim Lamon, Blake Masters, and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Mick McGuire.
“It’s great that DHS is moving forward with a project that should already be done, but this small gesture does not make up for the repeated failures on border security over the past two years,” McGuire told Newsmax in a statement Thursday. “By Kelly’s own admission, he ignored this problem for nearly a full year after taking office. That’s not good enough.
The portion of the wall to be bolstered lies between Trump border wall projects in Yuma, where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been overwhelmed by illegal border crossings.