The roughly 32-kilometre section is being built in Starr County along the border with Mexico, where authorities say the number of people crossing is high. BBC.
Building the border wall was part of former President Donald Trump’s policy, which Democrats strongly opposed. Joe Biden promised in 2020 that if elected, he would not build a single meter of wall.
However, the number of illegal border crossings has increased significantly; Only in the Rio Grande Valley region, according to government data
In 2023, more than 245,000 people crossed the border,
September is expected to be a record month.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams expects that the cost of housing more than 100,000 new immigrants who have arrived since 2022 will rise to $12 billion over the next three years.
Adams is traveling to Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador this week to discourage migrants from making the journey.
We have reached maximum capacity
He said on Tuesday.
Homeland Security Secretary Joe Biden cited the immediate need to build a new section of the wall to prevent illegal entry. Dozens of federal laws were waived to approve construction.
It’s disheartening to see Biden stoop so low, setting aside our nation’s basic environmental laws to build ineffective border walls that kill wildlife.
said Laiken Jordahl, a conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity.
The Department of Homeland Security said it will use funding secured during Donald Trump’s presidency to build the new department.
Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, Trump blamed the president for creating the crisis by rescinding his strict border policy and now having to reimpose it.
Joe Biden is facing mounting criticism over his immigration policies after a recent spike in the number of people coming to the United States.
According to the latest data, the US Border Patrol arrested 181,059 people along the southern border in August, compared to 132,648 people in July. According to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 10,000 people have arrived at the border every day in the past week alone.