The project hasn’t been completely scrapped, but it may still face opposition in Congress, with some Republican lawmakers close to the former president wanting to see it move ahead.
US President Joe Biden
America Mexico Border Wall Project: The US government on Friday announced a plan to help ex-president Donald Trump defy environmental regulations while funding damages to a specific border wall project. The status given to it will also end. After US President Joe Biden took office, the construction of the wall came to a halt amid a review of the project by his administration.
Republican members in Parliament protested this due to the fear of migrants coming from the US Southwest border. The project has not been completely scrapped, but it may still face opposition in Congress, with some Republican lawmakers close to the former president wanting to see the project move forward (America Mexico Border Wall). Biden wants to return more than $2 billion in funding that the Trump administration allocated from Pentagon spending for the wall.
Where will the money be spent?
Also, the remaining amount will be spent to deal with the ‘life, safety and environmental problems’ arising due to construction (America Mexico Border Wall Project). The administration has also asked lawmakers not to provide additional funding because Biden’s team believes it is an unnecessary effort. “The construction of the Great Wall across the entire southern border and costing US taxpayers billions of dollars is not a serious policy solution, nor is it a reasonable use of federal funds,” the Office of Management and Budget said in a statement.
Why is the wall being built?
For decades, US governments have been building walls and other barriers along the 3,200-kilometre US-Mexico border to cut off some of the easier routes to unchecked entry into the country. Trump had made this issue the center of his political identity. The Trump administration had built about 725 km of the wall and kept the project out of the scope of environmental review and arbitration.
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