The Department of Defense (DOD) is cancelling a substantial portion of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall expansion because of “insufficient contract savings,” according to a recent court filing from the deep state bureaucracy.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved an additional 20 miles of border wall last month, funded in part by $2.5 billion diverted from Pentagon funds. That money has now been deemed off limits for two border wall projects in Yuma and another in Tucson, in a victory for illegal immigration.
“Based on its work in definitizing the contracts for the original Section 284 projects, [the Army Corps] has determined that there are insufficient contract savings to undertake the three additional Section 284 projects authorized by the Secretary of Defense on August 26, 2019,” the filing reads.
“Therefore, the Department of Defense has decided not to pursue Yuma Sector Projects 4 and 5, and Tucson Sector Project 4 at this time,” it adds.
The Supreme Court had decided that $2.5 billion could be used for the purposes of fortifying border security in August. Esper approved an additional $3.6 billion earlier this month to erect or reinforce another 11 sections of border wall.
“The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed,” the President tweeted at the time. “Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”
It is still expected that the funds will be used on 100 miles of border barriers, but it is possible that deep state bureaucrats within the vast Pentagon bureaucracy are chipping away little by little at President Trump’s tough proposal.
There are lawsuits that are still pending, such as one filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, that hope to prevent the Trump administration from fortifying the U.S. southern border to alleviate the national emergency.
“Of the 58 times presidents have previously declared emergencies under the National Emergencies Act, none involved using the emergency powers to fund a policy goal after a president failed to meet that goal through foreign diplomacy (having Mexico pay for the wall) or the congressional appropriations process,” their complaint reads. “Never before has a president used the emergency powers granted to him by Congress in such a manner.”
“Of particular concern to Plaintiffs and their members, border barriers prevent the passage of wildlife, and could result in the extirpation of jaguars, ocelots, and other endangered species within the United States,” it continues. “The use of funds for such barriers that on information and belief are directed at least in part to investigating and where relevant prosecuting organized criminal activities related to illegal wildlife trafficking further harms Plaintiffs’ interests in protecting and preserving biological diversity.”
President Trump has institutional power working against him at every level to keep America safe and secure the borders.
Customs and Border Patrol Arrest 36 Camouflaged Illegal Aliens at Open Borders Organization’s Smuggling Camp
Illegal immigration is back on.
Customs and Border Patrol arrested more than three dozen illegal immigrants at a smuggling camp operated by a left-wing open borders organization in Arizona on Friday night, possibly signaling that illegal immigration is back on after the coronavirus halted human smuggling and trafficking operations at the U.S-Mexico border.
CBP Tucson Sector Chief Roy Villareal recounted the operation, which was executed on a camp operated by the ‘No More Deaths’ open borders group, which coordinates and assists in dangerous border crossings on the part of illegal aliens in southern Arizona. CBP executed a federal search warrant on the camp in Aricava, Arizona, after investigating the criminal activity associated with the facility.
Last night Border Patrol Agents from the Tucson Sector, with support from CBP Air and Marine Operation’s Tucson Air Branch, executed a federal search warrant on the No More Deaths camp near Arivaca. Upon entry, over three dozen illegal border crossers were found in the camp. pic.twitter.com/OQVLuROhp0
— Roy D. Villareal (@USBPChiefTCA) August 1, 2020
“On July 31, 2020, Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Border Patrol Sector, with support from CBP Air and Marine Operation’s Tucson Air Branch executed a federal search warrant on the No More Deaths camp near Arivaca, Arizona. Upon entry, over three dozen Illegal border crossers were found within the camp,” revealed CBP in a statement to News 4 Tucson.
The group that was arrested may have been one of the biggest detained by CBP since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, which largely halted illegal immigration. The capture of larger groups of illegal immigrants in recent days and weeks may signal that large-scale human smuggling operations may be back on after a hiatus.
Chief Villareal shared CBP imagery revealing that the group formation of illegal aliens traveled directly to the No More Deaths camp in Aricava, suggesting a degree of coordination between the open borders group and the border crossers.
These are Border Patrol camera images of the group that Agents tracked into the No More Deaths camp. Agents tracked this group through remote mountains for two days before the group entered the camp. pic.twitter.com/yGgF64mU4a
— Roy D. Villareal (@USBPChiefTCA) July 31, 2020
Federal authorities have pointed to the left-wing camp as a tool utilized by drug smugglers and criminals seeking to infiltrate the United States for years, having dismantled the camp through court order before.
Law enforcement operations occur in the area around the No More Deaths camp regularly as this is a key smuggling route for both undocumented migrants and drug traffickers.
— Roy D. Villareal (@USBPChiefTCA) July 31, 2020
No More Deaths continues to incentivize highly dangerous border crossings in the Sonoran Desert in the thick of the Arizona summer, endangering the lives of law enforcement, the public, and unauthorized migrants who make the treacherous journey with the promise of assistance.
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