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Joe Biden to Issue Executive Order Ending Border Wall Construction

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Joe Biden to Issue Executive Order Ending Border Wall Construction

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President Joe Biden will issue an executive order suspending border wall construction, although it’s not yet clear if the existing fencing will be removed. “Bipartisan majorities in Congress refused in 2019 to fund President Trump’s plans for a massive wall along our southern border, even after he shut down the government over this issue. He then wastefully diverted billions of dollars to that construction,” said his transition office in a statement. “By proclamation, President-elect Biden will today declare an immediate termination of the national emergency declaration that was used as a pretext to justify some of the funding diversions for the wall.” The statement added that it will place a pause on border wall construction projects and will “allow a close review of the legality of the funding and contracting methods.” The administration will also “determine the best way to redirect funds that were diverted by the prior Administration to …

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