Biden Admin Responds to Reports Saying DHS May Restart Border Wall Construction

The White House responded to a report this week claiming the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would work to re-start construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall to shore up gaps in the current barrier—coming after President Joe Biden issued an executive order months ago to pause construction. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly said that there is “room to make decisions” on finishing “gaps in the wall,” according to the Washington Times, which cited notes of a conversation between Mayorkas and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The Epoch Times has not been able to independently confirm the authenticity of the remarks and has contacted DHS for comment on the story. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday told reporters that “there is some limited construction that has been funded and allocated for, but it is otherwise paused,” while adding that some of the wall “already been funded through a congressional …

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