Hate to say we told them so.
President Trump told them for four straight years, but the typical left wing response was front in center in all the MSM outlets and in Washington.
“No human being is illegal” they said, “what about the children” was also a common response from Democrats and the left.
Now reports claim that Biden is set to resume construction on parts of the border wall in about six weeks time.
The official reason?
Apparently parts of the border wall are prone to flooding, and so the levee system has to be fixed.
Could it be that this official reason is simply a cover to begin working on and expanding the wall in the near future?
We all know that Democrats can’t afford to actually tell the truth, admit defeat, or be transparent with anything, so I wouldn’t put it past them to be citing this as the reason.
Some Conservatives suspect that the current border crisis is the real reason more attention is now being paid to the wall.
This is a pretty stunning admission of defeat without actually coming forward and directly saying “President Trump was right”—but hey, actions speak louder than words.
Here are the latest developments on the story:
Fox News reported the newest development in the border wall crisis:
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will restart construction on a 13.4 mile stretch of levee in the Rio Grande Valley. The decision reportedly follows pressure from local residents and politicians to mend the incessant crossing surge.
Priority repairs are set to begin in six weeks to prevent flooding, followed by the establishment of a concrete levee wall fit with safety barriers in six to nine months. The USACE clarified that the wall will not be expanded on and will only repair the Rio Grande flood levee for the time being.
"Wall construction remains paused to extent permitted by law. Per DHS, we’ve started critical work to repair the Rio Grande Valley’s flood levee, which was excavated to make way for border wall. This remediation work will not involve expanding border barrier," USACE stated on Twitter.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) explained in a statement that repairs will "protect border communities from physical dangers" left in the wake of the construction. The statement claims that "large holes' were blown into the Rio Grande Valley's flood barrier system to make way for the wall which, as a result, requires repairing to prevent "catastrophic flooding."
The Hill had more:
The Corps of Engineers said in a statement that the work would not involve work on the border wall itself, which was paused by the administration.
“Wall construction remains paused to extent permitted by law,” Geiger said. “This remediation work will not involve expanding border barrier.”
The floor barrier system, according to DHS, provided protection from catastrophic flooding to low-lying regions of Hidalgo County, Texas. The breaches reportedly threatened local communities.
The department in April said it “will start work to quickly repair the flood barrier system to protect border communities,” adding, “This work will not involve expanding the border barrier.”