US to expand border wall with Mexico to keep migrants out It’s against President Joe Biden’s will, but he can’t help it.
Biden announced the news on Thursday. The US president said he had no confidence in the solution but was committed to continuing the plan. Legislation to expand the wall had already been introduced under his predecessor, Donald Trump’s administration.
In 2019, Trump released money for a wall expansion along the Mexican border. The Department of Homeland Security now says the expansion is necessary because of rapid growth in the number of people trying to cross the border.
Wall expansion along the Texas-Mexico border. The US will also deport Venezuelans who entered the country illegally.
Biden wants not one cent to go to the border wall
Problems at the border have given Biden a headache. Trump’s Republican Party accuses Biden of complacency. Republicans have threatened to cut off military aid to Ukraine if the president doesn’t crack down on immigrants.
Biden sees no point in the wall. After taking office in January 2021, he publicly announced that “no American taxpayer dollars will be spent on building a border wall.”
Nevertheless, the US government announced on Thursday that Biden would not deviate from his promise because it concerned money that had already been appropriated during Trump’s term.
“From day one, this administration has made it clear that a border wall is not the solution,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorgas said.
Ontvang meldingen bij nieuws over de Verenigde Staten
“Award-winning beer geek. Extreme coffeeaholic. Introvert. Avid travel specialist. Hipster-friendly communicator.”