The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking at continuing construction of the border wall, after Joe Biden stopped it via executive order in his first day of office.
The Washington Times reported that DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is considering restarting the border wall to fill in “gaps.”
From the article:
In a conversation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees last week Mr. Mayorkas was asked about his plans for the wall and he said that while President Biden has canceled the border emergency and halted Pentagon money flowing to the wall, “that leaves room to make decisions” on finishing some “gaps in the wall.”
“The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended. But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished,” he said.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the report of DHS considering finishing the wall, and responded with this:
The work stoppage of the border wall cost at least 5,000 jobs, according to former Customs and Border Protection Director Mark Morgan.
Illegal immigrant crossings have increased dramatically at the border under Biden. In just March, 170,000 illegal border crossers were caught at the US-Mexico border, the highest amount in any month in at least 15 years.