DHS May Return to Building the Southern Border Wall

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It has become very apparent to Americans of all political stripes that the Southern border crisis is out of hand. Even some Democrats are acknowledging that what’s happening at the Southern border cannot realistically continue.

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Multiple GOP lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to put back in place immigration policies that succeeded during the Trump years. The White House continues to maintain that reinstating Trump-era policies isn’t part of their agenda. However, Biden’s own Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may disagree with him.

According to Breitbart News, DHS is seriously looking into resuming the construction of the border wall.

What to Know About DHS and the Border Wall

According to new developments, DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is looking into fixing currently existing gaps in the border wall. Last week, the DHS secretary spoke with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials about the flexibility he has to make choices regarding border wall gaps.

Despite Biden shutting down the border wall construction and yanking the project’s funding, certain portions of the barrier still require renovations. Whether or not the DHS secretary moves ahead with border wall construction all depends on the approval (or lack thereof) of a plan proposed by Customs and Border Protection.

The Economic and Illegal Immigration Crises

When President Biden halted border wall construction back in January 2021, he really worsened the U.S. economic crisis while also creating an illegal immigration crisis.

Jobs in the construction, technology, steel, and concrete sectors were gone after Biden’s decision to shut down border wall development. In addition to advancing the unemployment rate, Biden’s decision has now engendered an out-of-control Southern border nightmare.

U.S. taxpayers have also been forced to foot the bill for Biden halting construction of the border wall. This comes not just in the form of higher taxes, but also lost jobs, American communities having to fend off cartels, drug trafficking, etc.

New polls have shown that a surging majority of Americans are opposed to illegal immigration and concerned about the national security threat it brings to the country. Furthermore, President Biden’s disapproval rating has surged as the crisis at the Southern border worsens.

Do you think the Department of Homeland Security will go through with the plan to rebuild certain segments of the border wall? What do you view as a viable solution to fixing the ongoing illegal immigration crisis? Let us know in the comments section below.