Fact check: Biden executive order halts border wall construction, redirects funding

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  3 weeks ago  •  13 comments

By:   Jessica Hill, USA Today

Fact check: Biden executive order halts border wall construction, redirects funding

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Fact check: Biden executive order halts border wall construction, redirects funding



Jessica Hill
USA TODAY







The claim: President Joe Biden signed an executive order to tear down the border wall built during the Trump administration. 




After President Joe Biden signed an   executive order   Jan. 20 regarding the miles of border wall under construction during the Trump administration, some took to Facebook to claim — inaccurately — that Biden will tear down the wall. 

A Facebook user by the name of Giggle Palooza   posted Jan. 24 , “Just seen where Biden signed an Executive Order to tear down the border wall. You all happy now?” 

Since it was published, the post has received more than 3,000 interactions and more than 2,900 comments, many pointing out that the post is false. The Facebook user has not responded to USA TODAY’s request for comment.

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The claim is referring to Biden’s executive order that ended border wall construction projects and will redirect the project funds elsewhere.

In his proclamation, Biden wrote that the government would no longer divert taxpayer dollars to construct a border wall. It is one of several executive actions the president signed since taking office on Jan. 20.



“Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats,” he wrote. “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.” 



Biden’s executive order paused work on each construction project on the southern border wall within seven days and paused the obligation of funds related to the construction of that wall. He also rescinded former President Donald Trump’s national declaration of emergency at the southern border from February 2019. 

The order also calls for compiling detailed information on all southern border wall construction contracts, the completion status of each wall construction project, and the funds used for wall construction since Feb. 15, 2019.  T

he secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as other department heads, will develop a plan for the redirection of funds concerning the southern border wall, the executive order states. 

The plan will be developed within 60 days; those Cabinet secretaries will then take steps to either resume, modify or terminate projects. 

The executive order makes no mention of tearing down the border wall.

Even in the past, Biden has made it clear he has no intention of tearing down existing border walls. In August, Biden told   NPR   that he would end construction of the border wall, but he would not tear down the parts of the barrier that were built during the Trump administration.

“There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration,” he said.

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Even so, some environmental groups have called upon Biden to tear down some newer parts of the wall, saying areas of construction damaged the environment, according to  Arizona’s Family   and   Scientific American .

Our ruling: Missing context


The claim that President Joe Biden signed an executive order to tear down the border wall built during the Trump administration is MISSING CONTEXT. Biden signed an executive order to stop all projects and redirect funding away from border wall construction. He has said he would not tear down the existing wall along the nation's southern border.

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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Here are the facts that were sorely missing from another 'article' posted here.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Biden’s executive order paused work on each construction project on the southern border wall within seven days and paused the obligation of funds related to the construction of that wall. He also rescinded former President Donald Trump’s national declaration of emergency at the southern border from February 2019. 

The order also calls for compiling detailed information on all southern border wall construction contracts, the completion status of each wall construction project, and the funds used for wall construction since Feb. 15, 2019. 

The secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as other department heads, will develop a plan for the redirection of funds concerning the southern border wall, the executive order states. 

The plan will be developed within 60 days; those Cabinet secretaries will then take steps to either resume, modify or terminate projects. 

The executive order makes no mention of tearing down the border wall.

Even in the past, Biden has made it clear he has no intention of tearing down existing border walls. In August, Biden told      NPR       that he would end construction of the border wall, but he would not tear down the parts of the barrier that were built during the Trump administration.

“There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration,” he said.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Masters Expert
2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 weeks ago

How much of those redirected funds will end up in the pockets of Biden and  those 'secretaries'?

The people have a right to know.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    3 weeks ago

You're confused.  All the money that was supposed to go to the border wall during trumpturds criminal enterprise of an administration, went into his pockets.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

I'll just go ahead and assume you have the usual amount of proof for that wild-assed claim--NONE.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

And in Bannon's pockets.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

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Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
2.1.5  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.2    3 weeks ago
I'll just go ahead and assume you have the usual amount of proof for that wild-assed claim--NONE.

How did the Trump administration award the contracts for building the "wall"? 

Why did the Trump administration eliminate the practice of, open competition and giving losing bidders a chance to protest decisions? 

How big a campaign donation was required to win a multi-billion dollar contract for building the "wall"?

Border wall contractor once paid $3 million to settle federal fraud investigation

Army Corps faces questions about vetting border wall company

Bad Actors Among Border Wall Contractors

Trump Waives Contracting Laws for Border Wall

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

So of course you have no proof for THAT claim either.

Do you ever provide any proof at all for any of your wild claims?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.4    3 weeks ago

[Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.5    3 weeks ago

I have no idea why you are posting that crap to me. It has nothing to do with my post.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
3  Ronin2    3 weeks ago
Biden’s executive order paused work on each construction project on the southern border wall within seven days and paused the obligation of funds related to the construction of that wall. He also rescinded former President Donald Trump’s national declaration of emergency at the southern border from February 2019. 

Showing that Biden is living in denial. There is no crisis at the border except for the one that he and the Democrats made. Of course they need as many illegals in the country as possible for their future general amnesty. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @3    3 weeks ago

No, that would be trumpturd's supporters who are in denial.  

 
 
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