Gaps in Border Wall to be Completed

Homeland Security authorizes other expenditures. 

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that they will use border security funding allocated by Congress to close wall gaps and pay for environmental and clean-up projects in areas of Arizona, California and Texas affected by barrier construction undertaken during the previous administration. 

The project, the DHS secretary said, will include installing drainage to prevent flooding, mitigating soil erosion, completing roads used by Border Patrol agents, demobilizing construction and equipment storage sites, and discarding unused materials. 

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection were also authorized to erect barriers to close “small” gaps along some wall sections that were left open when construction was brought to a halt in January, saying the measures are necessary to mitigate safety concerns. 

Secretary Mayorkas said the “key” to ensure border security is advanced surveillance technology, citing the “tremendous expanse” of the nearly 2,000-mile-long U.S. Mexico border.  “We’re not going to construct a border wall on the ragged and jagged cliffs in certain parts of the border,” he said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Mayorkas as he supports security efforts along the U.S.-Mexico border. 
  • For construction teams as they begin work sometime during the first quarter of 2022 to fill in gaps and make environmental adjustments. 
  • For wisdom for the government leader of states who are erecting their own barriers to  help stem the flow of illegal migrants. 

Sources: CBS News, Washington Examiner 


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