Monday, September 13, 2021

Texas Set to Finalize Plan to Build 700 Miles of Wall at Southern Border

Texas is expected to award a contract this week to begin construction of a barrier along its southern border with Mexico.

"The Texas Facilities Commission, which oversees state contracts, said in a statement it anticipates awarding the border wall project with more than $1 billion in available funding by mid-September," the Washington Examiner reported.

Donations to fund a border wall being built by the state of Texas have already surpassed $54 million, according to the Texas Governor's office.

According to an Examiner analysis, there is a "Substantive barrier" present on only 150 miles of the 1,250-mile border Texas shares with Mexico.

Yes: 99%. No: 1%. "While securing the border is the federal government's responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen," the statement declares.

"Open-border policies have led to a humanitarian crisis at our southern border as record levels of illegal immigrants, drugs, and contraband pour into Texas. The State of Texas is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the border crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally."

"Meanwhile, landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them. Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government's absence, but more must be done," he added. 

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