Biden administration terminates two border wall contracts in Texas
US Customs and Border Protection is terminating two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector that cover approximately 31 miles, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday.
In one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden ordered a pause on wall construction and called for a review of projects and funds. Friday's announcement builds on the administration's decision to cancel all contracts for wall construction on the US-Mexico border that used funds originally intended for military missions and functions -- this time, targeting projects that fall under DHS funds.
The contracts for the Laredo sector projects covered around 31 miles of border barrier construction and were funded with DHS fiscal year 2020 appropriations. Construction had not yet started.