Joe Biden Admits to Attempting to Halt Plan to Expand Border Wall
On October 5, 2023, President Joe Biden admitted to making an attempt to re-direct money to construct a border wall. However, this plan ended up being unsuccessful, with the Biden regime subsequently announcing plans to expand the barriers on the Rio Grande in Texas by approximately 17 miles.
“The money was appropriated for the border wall. I tried to get them to reappropriate it, to redirect that money,” Biden stated. “They didn’t. They wouldn’t.”
Biden claimed that his regime was constrained by what it could do with respect to border security. When reporters asked Biden if he believed the border wall was working, Biden replied “no.”
“There’s nothing under the law other than they have to use the money for what it was appropriated,” he continued. “I can’t stop that.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that Biden has been calling on Congress to re-allocate the funds, but with no success.
“He has been — for the past couple of years — and Congress refused, and we have to comply by law to get this done,” she continued. “His stance on the border wall has not changed.”
“There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas,” the notice highlighted.
The notice highlighted that the Border Patrol encountered north of 245,000 individuals trying to cross the border in these areas during Fiscal Year 2023.
On the campaign trail in 2020, Biden said that he would concentrate on border security at ports of entry and ridiculed Donald Trump’s efforts to construct a border wall as ineffective, declaring “there will not be another foot of wall constructed” if he were elected.
At this point, constructing a border wall is a half-measure at best. The US needs more comprehensive immigration restriction measures such as the implementation of a moratorium, the abolition of birthright citizenship and chain migration, and the establishment of an E-Verify system, etc. to ensure that the US’s territorial integrity and demographic core is secure.