ABSTRACT

H. Doc. 117-15: Termination of Emergency with Respect to the Southern Border of the United States and Redirection of Funds Diverted to Border Wall Construction, February 15, 2021   [open pdf - 271KB]

This document is a Congressional communication from President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the "Termination of Emergency with Respect to the Southern Border of the United States and Redirection of Funds Diverted to Border Wall Construction." From the Proclamation: "Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats. But building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution. It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our homeland security. My Administration is committed to ensuring that the United States has a comprehensive and humane immigration system that operates consistently with our Nation's values. In furtherance of that commitment, I have determined that the declaration of a national emergency at our southern border in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States), was unwarranted. It shall be the policy of my Administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall. I am also directing a careful review of all resources appropriated or redirected to construct a southern border wall."

Report Number:
H. Doc. 117-15; House Document 117-15
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Date:
2021
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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