Biden’s Homeland Security Approves New Work on Border Wall

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it will do some repairs and reinforce some portions of the border wall, marking the first Biden administration-directed improvements to the barrier championed by former President Donald Trump. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, in a statement, said the agency isn’t going to build any new barriers. Reinforcement work will be done to a small area in California, along with three other projects. “These projects are reflective of the commitment of DHS to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of communities along the border, individuals encountered there, and our Border Patrol Agents who patrol the area,” Mayorkas said. “We remain focused on securing the border and keeping communities safe.” Specifically, barrier-related projects include ensuring that power is restored to municipalities along the El Centro Sector Utility Relocation Project in Texas, address “safety risks and environmental restoration issues” in the Rio Grande …Read More

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