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Senate Dems’ Bill Shifts Border Patrol Funds to TEAR DOWN Border Wall

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.) on Oct. 18 made public nine proposed spending bills, including one for the Department of Homeland Security, regarding Customs and Border Protection, stating: “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 the construction of a border wall to slow or stop the flow of illegal immigrants entering the country from Mexico.

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) issued a statement on Oct. 18 saying the Democrats’ bill would also “allow Border Patrol funding to be transferred to remove border wall on public lands.”

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