Administration Legally Obligated to Build New Sections of Border Wall

Congress has not repealed nor reallocated previous funding.

The Department of Homeland Security announced that President Biden’s administration will build more sections of the border wall through the end of the year. 

Congress approved and passed $1.375 billion in funding during President Trump’s administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Biden’s administration has repeatedly called on Congress to repeal or reallocate this funding, but Congress has yet to take action to do so. Because of this, the current administration is required to use the funding for its intended purpose.

“We are required to do this by law. The funding was set to expire at the end of 2023 and if we did not use it, we’d be breaking the law,” a U.S. official explained. “The administration continues to call on Congress to cancel or reappropriate remaining border barrier funding and instead fund smarter border security measures, like border technology.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he oversees use of the border wall construction funding.
  • For DHS officials as they comply with the funding legislation passed by Congress for the border barrier.

Sources: Reuters, AP


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