The Washington Times has just issued a startling report regarding President Trump’s border wall.
According to the report, current Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is thinking about rebooting the border wall project, at least in part.
The report states that he may want to restart the project in areas where there are now gaps in the wall.
Build the Wall
The first day Joe Biden took office, he halted the border wall reconstruction project that had been started under Donald Trump.
His authority to halt the project is already facing legal battles, but that may become moot very soon.
Reports are now breaking that Secretary Mayorkas is considering restarting the project to complete construction where the old wall had been torn down and not yet replaced, leaving massive gaps in the wall.
The Times reported that it had obtained DHS notes regarding a meeting discussing the border wall with ICE employees.
Mayorkas, during that meeting, reportedly stated, “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.”
When the project was killed, it started a daily tab of about $6 million to taxpayers as well as killing about 5,000 jobs that were connected to the border wall construction.
Since Joe Biden has moved into the White House, illegal immigration numbers have nearly doubled, showing some of the highest numbers we have seen in more than a decade.
With all the fuss this administration and Democrats, in general, have raised over the border wall, Joe Biden will have a very difficult time explaining a reversal.
It does, however, seem like his only option right now to slow down the surge of illegals coming into the country.