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Biden Admin Waives 26 Federal Laws to Allow Border Wall Construction

Posted on AllSides October 5th, 2023
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The Biden administration, in an about-face to its previous stance, declared Wednesday that there was an "immediate need" to expedite the construction of U.S.-Mexico border walls in Starr County, Texas, in response to the ever-growing number of illegal entries by migrants.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he will waive dozens of federal regulations—26 in total—in order to fast-track the construction of roads and barriers along the southern border in Texas.

The new barriers will be built within the Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector....

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