Biden Ordered An End To The State Of Emergency On The Border With Mexico

2021-02-11   |   by CusiGO

President Biden officially ended his predecessor Donald Trump’s emergency statement on the U.S. – Mexico border in February 2019. In addition, it was confirmed that funds for the construction of the border wall had been frozen. But about 3600 soldiers deployed in the area are still there, according to the Pentagon.

“I don’t think it makes sense to declare a state of emergency on our southern border,” Biden said in a letter to Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic majority leader in the house of Representatives, and Kamala Harris, vice president. “I also announced that it is the policy of this administration not to divert more US taxpayers’ dollars to the construction of the border wall,” he added

The statement complements an executive order signed by Biden on the first day of the White House, in which he questioned the validity of the state of emergency statement and ordered a suspension of the construction of the wall. In his first few weeks in the White House, the president has been working to repeal some of his predecessor’s most controversial policies by decree.

According to Pentagon sources cited by politico, troops deployed in the field will continue to provide support to homeland security and border officials. According to the same source, the soldiers’ work had nothing to do with the construction of the wall.

Tough immigration policy is one of the hallmarks of the trump administration, which promised to build a wall on the Mexican border when it came to power. After a heated debate with Congress over the financing of the wall, trump issued an emergency statement, opening the door for the transfer of disputed budget funds to other agencies.