President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is vowing to “protect” Americans along the United States-Mexico border from former President Trump’s border wall as illegal immigration overwhelms their communities.
On Friday, DHS officials announced that the agency is taking “initial steps to protect border communities from physical dangers” that they claim are from the construction of border wall conducted by the Trump administration, a press release states.
Specifically, DHS officials said the Biden administration will repair the Rio Grande Valley’s flood barrier system in southern Texas, which they claim border wall construction “blew large holes into,” threatening the nearby communities.
Also, the agency “will begin necessary backfill projects” in San Diego, California, after they allege that border wall construction resulted in the “improper compaction of soil and construction materials” causing “dangerous erosion” along the border.
DHS officials noted that neither project would include “expanding the border barrier”