On Friday, the White House quietly ended the military’s involvement in border wall construction, canceling contracts inked during the Trump administration, leaving holes in the border wall amid an ongoing illegal immigration crisis.
The Pentagon announced the change on Friday, suggesting that freeing up the money being used to complete the “barrier project” along the southern border, will ultimately benefit the United States military by allowing the funds to go to other, higher priority projects.
“The DoD has begun taking all necessary actions to cancel border barrier projects and to coordinate with interagency partners,” the Pentagon said in its statement. “Today’s action reflects this Administration’s continued commitment to defending our nation and supporting our service members and their families.”
This is, Politico notes, the second part of President Joe Biden’s efforts at ending President Donald Trump’s anti-illegal immigration border wall project; the first step was an executive order, issued the same day Biden was inaugurated, rescinding the former president’s “border emergency” declaration