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Biden administration cancels military-funded border wall construction, diverts funds to projects

  • April 30, 2021

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The military funding that was used for the wall will now be used for previously deferred military construction projects. The Defense Department said it will review the deferred project list to determine which ones will get priority.

In addition, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday it will address issues created by border wall construction in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, as well as in San Diego.

DHS said it will begin a backfill project in San Diego after improper compaction of soil and construction materials during border wall construction caused erosion along a 14-mile stretch, the department said.

In addition, the agency will repair the flood barrier system in the Rio Grande Valley, which they say will not involve expanding the border barrier. The Rio Grande Valley, which includes cities like Brownsville, Donna and McAllen, has experienced flooding damage and issues in the past due to hurricanes and extreme rain. 

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