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Biden rescinds emergency declaration at border

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/11/21, 06:03 pm

Two years ago, former President Donald Trump paved the way to use Pentagon money to help build a wall along the southern U.S. border by declaring an emergency there. On Thursday, President Joe Biden officially reversed that action.

Why the change? In a letter, Biden called Trump’s emergency declaration “unwarranted” and said he directed that “no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.” He said he also ordered a review of all money spent on the project so far. Meanwhile, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his state was still fighting the president’s attempt to put a freeze on deportations. Arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border are up 6 percent from December, according to border officials.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about Biden’s quick action to change immigration policy during his first days in office.


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Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga. Follow him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 02/15/2021 12:46 pm

    Drug are up.

    Murder is up.

    COVID is up.

    Everything is looking up. 

    Thanks Biden for caring about Americans. 

    We know you care about people.

     

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