President Joe Biden pledged during the 2020 campaign that he “would not build another foot” of the wall his predecessor began on the U.S. border with Mexico, but Senate Democrats appear to be setting the stage to tear it down, at least in places. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) made public Oct. 18 nine proposed spending bills, including one for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stating regarding the Customs and Border Protection(CBP) agency that: “Provided further, That not to exceed $50,000,000 may be transferred to the Department of the Interior for mitigation activities, including land acquisition, related to construction of border barriers on federal lands.” The $50 million would be shifted from the nearly $2 billion Congress provided on a bipartisan basis during the Trump administration for construction of a border wall to slow or stop the flow of illegal immigrants entering the country from Mexico. Sen. …


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