Texas’ border wall construction efforts have been quashed by the current administration. All Rio Grande Valley Sector wall-building contracts have just been canceled per the Department of Homeland Security.
Drone footage obtained by Fox News within the last few days, shows acres of steel panels sitting unused and rusting.
Live with @BillHemmer & @DanaPerino this morning discussing the Biden admin’s decision to cancel the border wall contract. A federal source tells me steel for over 100 miles was purchased for wall in RGV & Laredo, but only about 14 miles were completed before Biden stopped it. pic.twitter.com/pseT3kUo6A
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 11, 2021
As well, excavators and other supplies are sitting dormant. Meager schoolyard fencing has been constructed around the items.
A report led by senate Republicans found that, despite the hold on construction under Biden, the project has cost roughly 2 billion dollars so far. Due to pledges and allocations from congress in last year’s federal budget, the money to build the wall is already obligated to federal builders and suppliers. The Biden team’s stalling construction means 3 to 5 million dollars per day is being spent and no wall is being built.
The monies and actions are ensnarled in with three government branches and multiple federal agencies. The matter goes back to President Donald Trump’s creative reallocation of defense funds to create a security wall, one of his campaign promises, amidst the shrill stonewalling of Democrats.