Luckily for us, the United States has yet to completely transform into a left wing hell hole where illegal immigrants are allowed to roam free, commit crimes and remain in the country on the taxpayers’ dime.
While Biden may have completely abandoned Trump’s border wall project, that isn’t stopping Texas Governor Greg Abbott from completing it.
[source: The Washington Examiner]
The federal government donated millions of dollars’ worth of border wall material to Texas as the state continues the construction project defunded by the Biden administration.
More than 1,700 steel panels now designated as surplus property of the federal government were shipped from California to Texas last week to be used in Gov. Greg Abbott’s state-funded barrier on the Mexican border. The Texas Facilities Commission applied in November for the 32-foot steel bollard panels through the General Services Administration, which oversees the distribution of property no longer needed by the federal government.
The panels, worth around $6 million, are enough to construct about 1.7 miles of wall on the border, which is more than 1,250 miles long. Though provided to the state free of cost, Texas spent about $2 million on transporting the material from California. Abbott, a Republican, has more than a billion dollars dedicated to the project, with over $55 million from private donations, according to the Texas Tribune.
Building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was a priority of former President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign and administration.
Joe Biden stopped construction of the border wall when he took office in January 2021, leaving about $265 million worth of building materials unused and often left in the desert at dormant construction sites, Tucson.com reported. The materials can be granted to states, local governments, and nonprofit organizations that could find uses for them. Luca said the state is open to finding more material for the border wall through this process.
“We will continue to monitor the General Services Administration material list, and if there’s ever anything that we can use for construction, we’re open to that,” Luca said.
Abbott broke ground on the first part of the Texas-funded border wall in Rio Grande City in December.
Illegal border crossing continue to skyrocket under Joe Biden’s leadership, probably by design, as Democrats fail to win over American citizens.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth