Biden Pledges “Not Another Foot” Of Border Wall Construction If He’s Elected President
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pledged that construction of new border wall would be stopped in the event he’s elected president, halting the progress that has been made in building a wall under President Donald Trump’s administration. President Trump proposed the construction of a border wall as his signature campaign proposal in 2016, and the federal government has built more then 265 miles of new border wall during his tenure.
“There will not be another foot of wall construction in my administration,” President Biden promised in an interview with the Dallas Morning News. Biden went on to claim that the federal government would use “high-tech capacity” on the border, an approach long favored by Democrats who emphasize promptly placing illegal aliens into the asylum process over enforcing American immigration laws and deterring illegal entry.
Biden would also end litigation to confiscate land along the border for national security purposes. “End. Stop. Done. Over. Not going to do it. Withdraw the lawsuits. We’re out. We’re not going to confiscate the land.”
Biden did decline to commit to “tearing down” the border wall that has already been constructed.
Illegal immigration has begun to surge once again as the American economy progresses from the damage of the coronavirus pandemic, and Border Security have recently apprehended large groups of criminal aliens working with open borders groups in smuggling operations.
A hypothetical Biden presidency would all but invite hundreds of thousands if not millions of illegal immigrants to the country, with prospective border crossers hoping to take advantage of a lax immigration enforcement system focused on a few hardened criminals.
Watch Biden’s remarks on border security here: