A group of Republican senators have revealed that the Biden administration spent over $2 billion to not build the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“President Biden is paying professional construction contractors to babysit metal to the tune of $2 billion and counting, while at the same time we’ve seen a 20-year high number of migrants crossing our open border,” said Oklahoma GOP Sen. James Lankford in a statement.
“It is absolutely absurd that Americans are paying contractors to guard metal gates that President Biden refuses to install because he wants to ‘study’ the wall,” he added.
The report, released by the Senate Republicans on July 23, reports that DOD contractors who received $10 billion in January were forced by changes in border policy to spend $2 billion of those taxpayer funds to “watch steel rust in the desert.”
The report adds that this money being wasted comes “directly from the DOD’s budget. “The Biden Administration’s continued waste of these funds poses risks to national security and border security,” the Republican lawmakers wrote in their report.
The investigation by the group of Republican senators says the initial cost of $6 million per day to not build the wall fell to about $3 million after contractors laid off construction workers. “This means that the federal government is paying contractors on these seven projects $3 million per day to drive out to project sites and guard the unused pallets of steel and other construction materials,” the senators wrote.
The Republican senators concluded that the estimated costs of not building the wall “do not represent the full extent of waste by the Biden Administration, nor do they include the ongoing daily costs related to DOD’s suspension of projects funded by its 284 accounts. Given these caveats, President Biden is likely wasting significantly more taxpayer resources than estimated in this report on his efforts to stop building the border wall.”
The Joe Biden border crisis is getting worse by the day and most Americans probably have no idea just how bad things have gotten.
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin featured an explosive segment this week detailing how U.S. Border Patrol apprehended over 20,000 illegal aliens at the Del Rio Crossing in Texas in just one week.
“And what ends up happening is they open up those gates — take a look at this video right here, they open up the gates, Border Patrol lets every single person through, they put them on vans, they put them on buses, they take them away. One final point to wrap up, the Border Patrol sector chief down in the Rio Grande Valley just put out on Twitter that this week alone, in one week, they apprehended more than 20,000 migrants in one week just in that sector. That’s enough to fill the entire capacity of Staples Center,” he said.
A new projection from Princeton Policy Advisors reveals that more than 1.8 million illegal immigrants are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021.
The group said it would mark the “worst ever” on record, which is another stunning reminder of how bad things have gotten under Joe Biden, the Washington Examiner reported.
The group said that would be 250,000 more than the next highest number recorded in 2000.