(RepublicanWire.org) – When former President Donald Trump took office, he vowed to construct a new barrier at America’s southern border. “Trump’s Wall” was one of his most controversial campaign promises.
But when Joe Biden moved into the Oval Office, he immediately stopped construction on the new and improved wall. Afterward, the country saw massive spikes in undocumented migrant activity.
Now, Texas is working hard to protect their state — and Operation Lone Star just got a surprise present.
Gov. Greg Abbott leveled multiple lawsuits at the Biden administration in 2021, alleging “dereliction of duty” in regards to the President’s lax border approach.
On top of that, the Supreme Court ordered Biden to re-implement Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program, though Texas complained that the administration didn’t bring it back quickly enough.
And through it all, Abbott maintains that Biden’s team hasn’t helped the border crisis much at all. If anything, the situation has only worsened.
However, it’s actually the federal government that just helped out, even though the order didn’t come from the President himself. And the border wall project should be able to surge forward.
Via Washington Examiner:
The federal government donated millions of dollars’ worth of border wall material to Texas as the state continues the construction project defunded by the Biden administration.
More than 1,700 steel panels now designated as surplus property of the federal government were shipped from California to Texas last week to be used in Gov. Greg Abbott’s state-funded barrier on the Mexican border.
It was Texas that made the initial request: back in November, the Texas Facilities Commission asked for the 32-foot steel bollard panels.
These come from the General Services Administration, which handles the distribution of property the government no longer needs. These materials will be crucial for creating stronger, longer-lasting sections of border wall.
When Abbott broke ground for the first part of the new barrier in December, he made it clear that they’d need a little help to complete the project.
That’s why they’ve continued to petition the federal government for unused building material. And when Biden stopped construction on the wall, $265 million worth of goods were simply left in the desert.
As far as Texas is concerned, none of that should go to waste.
After all, the Trump administration cleared the funds used to purchase those materials. And even if Biden later defunded the project, those building items have already been crafted and sent.
These panels are worth about $6 million and are enough to construct approximately 1.7 miles of border. Additionally, Gov. Abbott allocated over $1B to the project, with over $55M from private donations.
“Operation Lone Star” is about protecting the residents of Texas, and more generally the entire United States.
And it seems they’re determined to do this, with or without President Biden’s assistance.