Biden has canceled contracts for southern border fencing
The DHS has approved a $455,000 contract to build a security fence around Joe Biden’s luxury beach home in Delaware. The contract was awarded to Turnstone Holdings LLC on September 21 and construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The DHS, while ordered to stop construction of President Donald Trump’s wall along the southern border, is listed as the main awarding and funding office of the contract while the Secret Service is listed as the subagency. One of Biden’s first acts as president was to halt funding for a border wall along the border with Mexico.
Biden bought the North Shores home in 2017 and paid $2.7 million for the property, according to county tax records. He has visited the property twice during his presidency, prompting strict security measures for local residents.
During his first visit in June, several checkpoints were set up and a local pond was closed. For his second visit, the U.S. Coast Guard created security zones in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the Atlantic Ocean.
Biden’s taxpayer funded fence for his beach house comes as the southern border continues to experience a record illegal immigration surge. This week, data released by US Customs and Border Protection revealed that 1.7 million migrants have crossed the border in 2021, the highest number since 1986.
It was recently announced that other border security projects would also be shelved. This month, the DHS announced it would be cancelling “the remaining border barrier contracts located within US Border Patrol’s Laredo Sector and all border barrier contracts located in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.”
Per the department, the unspent funds will be spent on environmental projects including “biological, cultural, and natural resource surveys” in the border region.