All construction work related to Trump’s wall should officially stop this week – after the U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) notified contractors to stop construction by Wednesday, Jan. 27
“This morning, as a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I received notice that, as directed by President Biden, all CBP contractors have now been formally notified to suspend construction work – said Texas Congressman and House Member Henry Cuellar in a statement – While CBP cannot speak for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), DOD and USACE are also expected to takae appropriate action on CBP-funded border wall projects under their control.”
The executive order stopping construction of the border wall with Mexico was one of the first signed by Joe Biden in office. The Jan. 20 order states that work on each construction project must be halted to the statutory extent – no later than seven days after the order. The order also requires that exactly how construction funds have been allocated and that any funding related to the wall be suspended. The “impregnable” wall on the border with Mexico was one of Trump’s major campaign promises, claiming it would stop illegal immigration and drug smuggling within the United States. His administration has spent more than $15 billion over four years to build it, but has only erected 80 miles of the new fence,” the BBC notes.