When does construction of the wall start
Oct 8, 2023 — The Biden administration is facing scrutiny and controversy over its recent decision to construct a new border wall in Starr County.
Is Biden building a wall now?
Biden is building up to 20 miles of border wall because he has to. The administration said that it was bound to build this section of new wall because Congress already appropriated the funding to do so in 2019. It had been unsuccessful in convincing Congress to rescind the funding, Mr. Mayorkas said.
What is Biden doing about the southern border?
The Biden administration has nonetheless taken a number of steps to try and reduce the increasing numbers of migrants arriving at the U.S. border, including setting up processing centers for migrants to apply for U.S. asylum in Guatemala and Colombia, and creating more pathways for others to come legally.
How much was it going to cost to build the wall?
The Department of Homeland Security's internal estimate in early 2017, shortly after Trump took office, was that his proposed border wall would cost $21.6 billion and take 3.5 years to build.
What is the immediate need to build a border wall?
(NewsNation) — President Joe Biden's administration has decided to greenlight the further construction of a southern border wall in Texas amid mounting political pressure from both sides of the aisle to address the immigration crisis.