Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) criticized the Biden administration for the continued construction of the former administration's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which she called “xenophobic and racist.”
The criticism comes after The Washington Times reported that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees that the administration was considering finishing certain “gaps” in construction.
The outlet reported that Customs and Border Protection has submitted plans for further construction.
“It’s shameful and unacceptable for @POTUS to continue the construction of Trump’s xenophobic and racist wall,” Omar said on Twitter.
It’s shameful and unacceptable for @POTUS to continue the construction of Trump’s xenophobic and racist wall.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 7, 2021
President Biden issued an executive order on his first day in office pausing some funds related to constructing the wall, and later rescinded the emergency order that former President Trump used to justify constructing the wall.
According to The Times, Mayorkas told ICE employees that the cancellation of funds “leaves room to make decis... (Read more)
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