Biden orders construction workers on Trump’s border wall to stop work

Yahoo News

Joe Biden has ordered a halt on the construction of the wall on the US-Mexico border, a key project of the Trump administration, fulfilling one of the most prominent promises made by the Democrat during his presidential campaign.

The 46th president, while terminating the order that declared a national emergency concerning the southern border of the US, said it was “unwarranted and that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.”

“I am also directing a careful review of all resources appropriated or redirected to construct a southern border wall,” said Mr Biden in his order, which was among the series of executive orders that he signed on the first day in office after the inauguration.

The president said the US has a “right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats, but building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution”.

“It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our homeland security. My administration is committed to ensuring that the US has a comprehensive and humane immigration system that operates consistently with our nation’s values,” said the order.

It remains unclear whether the halt to construction of the wall can be permanent without passing legislation through Congress, which had approved the funds for it.

Mr Biden’s order directed a pause of work on “each construction project on the southern border wall, to the extent permitted by law, as soon as possible but in no case later than seven days from the date of this proclamation”.

It also called for an assessment of the “legality of the funding and contracting methods used to construct the wall” along with analysing the administrative and contractual consequences of ceasing each wall construction project.

The president also asked top officials of his administration, including the defence secretary, to “develop a plan (within 60 days) for the redirection of funds concerning the southern border wall” which would include a consideration of terminating or repurposing contracts with private contractors engaged in wall construction.

3 thoughts on “Biden orders construction workers on Trump’s border wall to stop work

  1. “no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.”

    So he will have more money to give to and bribe countries and people that hate us

  2. Imagine a parent wherein the children of his home are sick and suffering, hungry, cold, dying. He ignores them, and gives what is rightfully theirs to strangers. This is Joe, and he does it with that ever-present half-smile; shows he’s delighting in how things are.

    I see that sadism oozing up again as it reaches a torturous, in our face level. SUFFER, YOU SLAVES is his presidential motto. The sadism is the latter stage of communism preceding the ditch. With sadism I believe there is no more pompous or cruel place for a human to stand. Torture, and that’s what this is, does not go down well with free sovereigns. One great fact that I thrill in and am gratified by is that the biggest army in the world is not made up of masochists.


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