Faced with the continuous and unstoppable flow of migrants at the southern border, American President Joe Biden has decided to backtrack on stopping the construction of Donald Trump’s wall on the border with Mexico. His administration has announced that, in exemption from a series of federal environmental measures, it will use the funds allocated in 2019 for the construction of a new stretch, about thirty kilometers long, on the Texas border. Biden said that the wall on the border with Mexico is not effective but explained that he could not oppose the use of funds already allocated specifically for another section of barrier. “I tried to get them to redirect that money. They didn’t. They won’t. In the meantime, there’s nothing you can do under the law except use the money for the purpose for which it was appropriated. I can’t stop it.”
Trump: “Who knows if he will apologize to me and to America”
Donald Trump’s response was also immediate, commenting on the social network Truth (the former Twitter): “It’s so interesting to see Joe Biden having to break every environmentalist rule to prove that I was right in building the wall on the border” with Mexico. “I wonder if Biden will apologize to me and to America for taking so long and allowing our country to be inundated with 15 million migrants,” Trump highlights. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, raised the alarm on the border and invoked the rules of around twenty regulations to allow the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico in Texas.
The criticisms of the left dem
The Democratic administration’s decision constitutes a major setback for the American president who had announced during the 2020 campaign that “not even a new meter of Wall” would be authorized by his presidency. In fact, the move immediately provoked criticism from the left dem, with Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman defeated by Gregg Abbott in the last elections for governor, who recalled on X that “walls don’t work, President Biden has promised he wouldn’t build them, and now it will be harder for voters to distinguish between him and Trump on immigration.”