President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be spending border wall funds, previously allocated by Our elected representatives to construct a wall along the United States-Mexico border, on addressing “ life, protection, [and] environment, ” issues.
In July 2021, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the administration’s plans to invest American taxpayer money on the host of issues, including environmental restoration, rather than growing on the border’s existing wall constructed during the Trump management.
On Friday, Mayorkas detailed plans in order to close some of the border wall’s gaps that have remained since Biden halted all construction of border wall at the end of January 2021.
As part of that effort, Mayorkas said in a news release that will DHS is moving “ forward with projects within the San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, El Paso, and Rio Grande Valley Sectors to deal with life, safety, environmental, or even other remediation requirements according to [DHS’s] arrange for the use of border barrier funds. ”
The particular DHS news release states:
DHS continues to review other paused border barrier projects offering life, safety, environmental, or even other remediation needs and has begun environmental planning , to include preparing consistent with the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA), because of not yet completed projects in accordance with the Department’s plan. [Emphasis added]