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Update on Military Funding for the Border Wall [May 21, 2021]   [open pdf - 935KB]

From the Document: "In a proclamation [hyperlink] released on his first day in office, January 20, 2021, President Joseph Biden declared, '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 shall be the policy of my Administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.' The President's proclamation directed a series of steps designed to interrupt southern border barrier construction, and included [1] terminating the state of national emergency on the southern border, [2] pausing border barrier funding and construction activity, and [3] developing a plan for redirection of funds managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for border projects. (In a subsequent implementation memorandum, the USACE Commander was authorized to approve [hyperlink] exceptions to avert immediate physical dangers.)"

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CRS Insight, IN11675
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2021-05-21
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