Biden Admin Might Resume Border Wall Construction

By LateToTheParty | Late to the Pol | 7 Apr 2021

A week ago, I wrote about how the Biden administration resorted to censorship tactics to prevent news of the border crisis from spreading. Ted Cruz, Lindsay Graham, and other GOP senators visited the southern border and its facilities to access the situation. As Cruz filmed the migrant children packed like sardines inside the Donna facility, a Biden admin blocked his view in a vain attempt at censorship. The Biden admin later ordered the senators to deleted any footage, but they refused.

Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that he may resume border construction to fill in the "gaps" in the current wall. To be clear, the resuming of border construction is only being considered as of now. However, if this comes to fruition, this is quite a different tune from Biden vowing to not build another foot.

It may because Biden has not been polling well. Just as a warning, always take polls with a grain of salt as they have been shown in the 2016 and 2020 general elections to be off. In a Mar. 26-27 ABC News/Ipsos poll, 41% approved how Biden has handled the migrants and unaccompanied children at the border compared to 57% disapproving. According to a more recent poll from the AP/NORC, only 24% approved how Biden has handled unaccompanied children at the border while 40% disapproved. The actual percentages are substantially different, but in both cases, the disapproval rating is 16 percentage points higher than the approval rating.

There's also the issue with the fact that while the facilities are already at overcapacity several-fold, the peak season is about to begin. If you look at the 2019 curve, border encounters were extremely high from April through June. With 2021 already tracking way ahead of 2019, the border crisis may turn even uglier.


Source: US CBP

If, again if, the Biden administration resumes border construction, about damn time. However, the situation would be far more manageable had Joe not suspend the construction in the first place (and encourage migrants to come). Like or hate Trump, reversing as many of his policies through executive orders was not smart governance. No, a border barrier alone will not stop illegal migration. However, climbing over the 30 ft fence is far more time consuming than scaling a waist-high chainlink fence. In combination with high-speed roadways and sensors, that gives border patrol enough time to respond and apprehend the migrants.

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