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Tags: Biden Administration | Homeland Security | Immigration | Joe Biden | border wall | construction | corps of engineers

Biden Restarts Levee Construction Along Southern Border

construction crews work on building the border wall during the trump administration
(Cedar Attanasio/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 13 May 2021 07:02 AM

President Joe Biden is restarting construction along the Southern border wall that he halted by executive order on his first day in office in January.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed construction on 13.4 miles of levee in the Rio Grande Valley that was halted by Biden's order to stop to all work related to former President Donald Trump's border wall.

"In support of CBP’s border infrastructure program, USACE has resumed DHS-funded design & construction support on approx. 13.4 miles of levee in the Rio Grande Valley that were partially excavated or at various levels of construction when work on the wall was paused for review," the Corps said in a tweet.

"Wall construction remains paused to extent permitted by law," the Corps added in another tweet, adding that "we’ve started critical work to repair the Rio Grande Valley’s flood levee, which was excavated to make way for border wall. This remediation work will not involve expanding border barrier."

The Daily Wire noted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told ICE employees last month the administration was considering closing the wall's gaps.

The U.S. is on track to see 2 million illegal aliens on the Southern border this year. Fox News reported, for the first time Wednesday, members of the Mexican military were seen in Del Rio, Texas, patrolling the shoreline on the Mexican side and detaining migrants who planned to cross the Rio Grande river, which separates Mexico and Texas.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a U.S. Army's Corps of Engineers statement clarifiying that the work involves a levee along the border in the Rio Grande Valley, not the border wall.

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President Joe Biden is restarting construction along the Southern border wall that he halted by executive order on his first day in office in January.
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