What happened when border wall construction froze
April 30, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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President Biden has halted construction of President Trump's border wall. But a big question remains: What will happen at sites along the border where wall construction was underway?
The Trump administration built more than 450 miles of fencing along the US-Mexico border -- including hundreds of miles of replacement fencing and 52 miles of construction where there were no barriers before.
We recently visited four locations along that stretch where wall construction had started, but has been paused since Biden became president.
This is about as far as the border wall construction got about 15 miles east of Nogales, Arizona, in the Patagonia Mountains.
For Jordahl and other anti-border wall activists, the question is, how do you repair a mountain that now looks like this?
In one of his first actions as President, Biden ordered a pause on wall construction and called for a review of projects and a plan to redirect funds within 60 days.
Customs and Border Protection, in coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers, says that to comply with the President's proclamation it's suspended wall construction projects "except for activities that are safety related. "
But pressed for answers on its border wall plans in recent days, the Biden administration hasn't said much.
The administration's latest funding request to Congress includes $1. 2 billion for border infrastructure, but no additional funds for wall construction.