Biden Admin to Finish Parts of Border Wall in Arizona
Citing safety concerns, the Biden administration will complete a portion of border wall construction near Yuma, Arizona.
The area has become popular for illegal border crossings; migrant encounters with U.S. Border Patrol agents in the area jumped nearly 300% in the first nine months of this fiscal year. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the project will close four large gaps in the border wall to address "immediate life and safety risks." The move comes amid calls from Sen. Mary Kelly (D-Az.) and other border-state lawmakers to address the ongoing immigration crisis along the southern border. Kelly said the announcement was "a step forward and I’ll keep working to ensure that Arizona has the tools needed for a secure and orderly process at the border including fencing and barriers where they make sense."
President Joe Biden criticized former President Donald Trump's border wall during his 2020 campaign. On his first day in office, he signed a proclamation to terminate federal funds that Trump had diverted for the project, and in May 2021, his administration canceled all border wall construction projects that were paid for with military funding.
Right-rated outlets highlighted the news prominently, with some, such as Fox News (Right bias), framing it as their top story Friday morning. The Associated Press (Center bias) and UPI were two of the few center-rated sources to cover the news. As of this writing, no left-rated outlets had offered original reporting on the announcement.
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From the RightBiden Reverses Course, Will Close Gaps In Areas Of Border Wall As Crisis Hits D.C., Elections Loom
Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration will fill gaps in certain areas of former President Donald Trump’s border wall on the U.S. southern border as the illegal immigration crisis hits Washington, D.C., following a decision by Republican governors to transport thousands of illegal aliens to the nation’s capital.
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From the CenterBiden admin. OKs project to fill gaps in border wall near Yuma
The Biden administration has authorized construction to close gaps in a U.S southern border wall near Arizona's Yuma, citing safety concerns.
The authorization comes from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday concerning a border wall project spearheaded by the Trump administration.
President Joe Biden had campaigned on halting all border wall construction, and on his first day in office signed a proclamation to terminate Department of Defense funds the previous White House had diverted for the project.
Mayorkas said U.S. Customs and Border Protection has now been authorized to fill four gaps located within the...
From the RightBiden administration to finish portion of Trump's border wall following pressure from Democrat
The Biden administration will complete a portion of border wall construction in an area of Arizona that has become one of the most popular spots for illegal immigration at the southern border .
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) announced Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security had agreed to fill in a gap that was left between Trump-era border wall projects in response to his pressuring the White House to secure a vulnerable spot in Yuma, known as the Morelos Dam.
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