Biden On His Admin Waiving Laws To Build Border Wall: ‘I Can’t Stop That’

 President Joe Biden told reporters on Thursday that there was nothing he could do to stop construction of the border wall on the U.S. southern border even though his own secretary of Homeland Security waived dozens of laws this week to expedite building additional sections.

“On the border wall, the border wall when money was appropriated for the border wall, I tried to get them to reappropriate, to redirect that money,” Biden said. “They didn’t, they wouldn’t. And in the meantime, there’s nothing under the law other than they have to use the money for whatever it’s appropriated. I can’t stop that.”

When asked if he believes that border walls work, Biden responded: “No.”


Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said this week that the dire conditions on the U.S.-Mexico border allowed the administration the legal right to waive dozens of laws and regulations in order to rapidly build sections of border wall in areas of south Texas that are being overrun by illegal aliens.

Mayorkas said in an announcement on the U.S. Federal Register that the situation makes it “necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements” in order to ensure the expeditious construction of “physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States.”

Mayorkas was forced to highlight the administration’s failures to secure the border in the announcement, noting that in August, nearly a quarter of a million illegal aliens were caught attempting to enter the U.S. — a number that does not include illegal aliens who evaded detection and escaped into the country.

The announcement named multiple areas within the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector that are areas of “high illegal entry” that the administration now has designated as “project areas.”

The administration said in the announcement that it was waiving 26 laws to start construction, including the National Environmental Policy Act; the Endangered Species Act; the Federal Water Pollution Control Act; the National Historic Preservation Act; the Migratory Bird Treaty Act; the Migratory Bird Conservation Act; the Clean Air Act; the Archeological Resources Protection Act; the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the Noise Control Act; the Solid Waste Disposal Act; as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act; the Antiquities Act; the Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act; the Farmland Protection Policy Act; the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act; the National Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956; the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act; the National Trails System Act; the Administrative Procedure Act; the Eagle Protection Act; the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; the American Indian Religious Freedom Act; and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.

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