Biden Pentagon cancels construction of border wall using military funds

Biden Pentagon cancels construction of border wall using military funds


Despite the widening southern migrant crisis, the Department of Defense announced Friday it is canceling further construction of the border wall that uses military funding, with billions of dollars being sent back to the Pentagon that had been reserved for building the barrier by the Trump administration.

The announcement comes as Republicans have been vocal in their calls for the Biden administration to revert back the the previous administration’s policies and continue construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, casting blame on President Biden’s policies for the surge of migrants attempting to enter the country.

The Department of Defense said that funding would be reverted back to other military projects. 

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“Consistent with the President’s proclamation, the Department of Defense is proceeding with canceling all border barrier construction projects paid for with funds originally intended for other military missions and functions such as schools for military children, overseas military construction projects in partner nations, and the National Guard and

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