Biden Restarts Border Wall Construction (Cedar Attanasio/AP)
By Jeremy Frankel | Wednesday, 12 May 2021 09:48 PM
President Joe Biden reversed his original plan of halting the construction of a wall on the Southern border started under then-President Donald Trump, and now plans to resume construction of a section of the wall in Texas.
Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin tweeted:
"Fox News has confirmed via the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that construction on a 13.4 mile stretch of border wall in the Rio Grande Valley will *RESUME* after pressure from local residents & politicians. The Biden admin previously halted all wall construction in Jan."
This development, which is a very small part of the wall, comes as the border crisis is worsening, with last month seeing a 20-year high of 178,622 illegal border crossers.
The Daily Wire noted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told ICE employees last month the administration was considering closing the wall's gaps.
The U.S. is on track to see 2 million illegal aliens on the Southern border this year. Fox News reported, for the first time Wednesday, members of the Mexican military were seen Del Rio, Texas, patrolling the shoreline on the Mexican side and detaining migrants who planned to cross the Rio Grande river, which separates Mexico and Texas.