Mayorkas: “There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States…”
The left is sssoooo mad right now! President Biden broke his promise not to build another foot of the border wall.
Biden said he had no choice but to continue the construction of the wall because of the appropriated funds:
BIDEN: “The money was appropriated for the border wall. I tried to get them to re-appropriate, to re-direct that money. They didn’t. They wouldn’t. And in the meantime there’s nothing under the law other than they have to use money for whatever is appropriated. I can’t stop that.”
Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said otherwise:
The United States Border Patrol’s (Border Patrol) Rio Grande Valley Sector is an area of “high illegal entry.” As of early August 2023, Border Patrol had encountered over 245,000 such entrants attempting to enter the United States between ports of entry in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Fiscal Year 2023.
There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas pursuant to sections 102(a) and 102(b) of IIRIRA [Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996]. In order to ensure the expeditious construction of the barriers and roads in the project areas, I have determined that it is necessary that I exercise the authority that is vested in me by section 102(c) of IIRIRA.
I can already hear the screams from environmentalists and climate change zealots because Mayorkas waived some issues near and dear to their hearts. Here are a few
- The National Policy Act
- The Endangered Species Act
- The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (aka the Clean Air Act)
- National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act
I think using the appropriated funds is the least of everyone’s worries. But Biden still thinks a wall won’t work:
REPORTER: “Do you believe the border wall works?”
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