Mayorkas now considering filling ‘gaps’ in US-Mexico border wall: report

A U.S. Border Patrol agent instructs asylum-seeking migrants as they line up along the border wall after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States on March 17, 2021.

A US Border Patrol agent instructs asylum-seeking migrants as they line up along the border wall after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States on March 17, 2021.REUTERS

After Democrats derided former President Donald Trump’s signature issue to build a wall on the southern border, fighting him on it every step of the way, the Biden administration now plans to keep adding to it.

The White House is considering a return to construction of the southern border wall, in order to fill in “gaps” made all the more glaring by the sudden immigration crisis, according to a report.

Speaking to Immigration and Customs Enforcement staffers last week, according to notes from the meeting reviewed by the Washington Times, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Customs and Border Protection had submitted a plan to his department on what it wanted to see moving forward.

“The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended,” the DHS secretary reportedly told the group.

“But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.”

Some of that, Mayorkas said, would include “gaps,” “gates” and areas “where the wall has been completed but the technology has not been implemented.”

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