Construction workers along the U.S.-Mexico border have been notified that they are to stop working on all projects related to the wall being built by the end of Tuesday, according to a congressman who represents a district on the international boundary.
Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, released a statement Monday that said federal contractors who have been working along with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency have been notified by them that they are to cease installing the 18-to-30 foot tall portion of slatted steel wall across the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
“I received notification that in accordance with President Biden’s executive order, all CBP contractors have now been formally notified by CBP Procurement to pause construction activities on CBP self-executed projects,” Cuellar said. “While CBP cannot speak on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), it is expected that DOD and USACE are undertaking parallel action on CBP-funded border wall projects that they are overseeing.”
President Biden halted construction on border wall projects along the U.S.-Mexico boundary within hours of taking office on Jan. 20, marking what the end to one of the Trump administration’s highest-profile undertakings. The White House has not revealed what it will do with contracts for the remaining 290 miles, including how it will pay workers and for materials.
“The proclamation directs an immediate pause in wall construction projects to allow a close review of the legality of the funding and contracting methods used, and to determine the best way to redirect funds that were diverted by the prior Administration to fund wall construction,” the White House executive order stated.
Almost 450 miles of the wall had been built since Trump took office in January of 2017.
Is it any wonder liberals in Congress want to halt this project? They need to have as many illegal immigrants as possible swarming across the border so they can build up their ranks for upcoming elections.
Especially since they are currently working on legislation that would ban voter ID requirements. This would give them a huge edge going forward.