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Biden administration backs border wall, waives 26 federal laws to allow construction in South Texas

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    60% Very Conservative

  • Reliability

    40% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    68% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -23% Negative

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64% : "In a statement Wednesday, CBP said the project is consistent with that 2021 proclamation.
63% : "CBP remains committed to protecting the nation's cultural and natural resources and will implement sound environmental practices as part of the project covered by this waiver.
58% : Although no maps were provided in the announcement, CBP announced the project in June and began gathering public comments in August when it shared a map of the additional construction that can add up to 20 miles to the existing border barrier system in the area.
49% : "Congress appropriated fiscal year 2019 funds for the construction of border barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, and DHS is required to use those funds for their appropriated purpose," the statement said.
48% : It will not bolster border security in Starr County," U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar said in a statement.
43% : The Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and Endangered Species Act were some of the federal laws waived by DHS to make way for construction that will use funds from a congressional appropriation in 2019 for border wall construction.

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