“President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he had informed Congress he was rescinding the national emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border that was put in place by former President Donald Trump in February 2019 to redirect billions of dollars for construction of a wall along the southern border,” according to USA Today.
“‘I have determined that the declaration of a national emergency at our southern border was unwarranted,’ Biden wrote in a letter to congressional leaders. ‘I have also announced that it shall be the policy of my Administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall, and that I am directing a careful review of all resources appropriated or redirected to that end.’ [emphasis added]
“Under the emergency declaration signed in February 2019, Trump was able to divert $600 million from the Treasury Department and $6.1 billion from the Defense Department to the Department of Homeland Security for border wall construction.”
For more on this story, go to USA Today.
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BREAKING: President Biden has terminated the “national emergency” at the southern border first declared by Trump in 2019 and says “no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 11, 2021