Major Border Wall Update: Texas Is On Track To Finish What Trump Started
Texas is poised to award a contract this week for the building of a barrier along its southern border with Mexico, which will begin in the coming months.
According to a story published last week by The Texas Tribune, the Texas Facilities Commission stated on its website in early September that a design company and an engineering firm had been chosen to supervise the project’s development.
According to the announcement, the contract is anticipated to be granted by the middle of September – or perhaps as early as this week.
the border wall project with more than $1 billion in available funds by mid-September, according to the Washington Examiner, the Texas Facilities Commission, which supervises state contracts, indicated in a statement that it expects awarding the contract by “mid-September.”
“The commissioners must vote on the decision before the contract for a program manager can be awarded, and the final monetary amount has not yet been determined. The program manager will handle the budget and determine where to build.”
According to the Texas Governor’s office, donations to help pay for a border wall being constructed by the state of Texas have now exceeded $54 million in amount raised. According to the Examiner, in August, the state legislature approved a $1.8 billion bill to fund measures to combat illegal immigration, with almost half of that money going toward wall construction, among other things.
Approximately 150 miles of Texas’ 1,250-mile border with Mexico is marked by a “substantive barrier,” according to a study by the Examiner.
According to the Examiner, the state has identified more than 700 miles of border where the project might be constructed. The landowners said they had agreed to let the state erect a barrier, which would allow Texas to sidestep the litigation that had halted the Trump administration’s attempts to acquire private property for construction purposes.
Texan Gov. Greg Abbott issued the following statement, which was placed on the state’s “Border Crisis Update” website, explaining the reason for the project:
“While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen,” the governor proclaims.
“Open-border policies have led to a humanitarian crisis at our southern border as record levels of illegal immigrants, drugs, and contraband pour into Texas. The State of Texas is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the border crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally.”
“Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve.”
After three months into the project, it is already beginning to take form. In June, Abbott posted a video on Twitter declaring that “Building the border barrier has begun.”
Building the border barrier has begun.
The 1st step is to get easements on land.
The 2nd step is to clear the land for the building process.
That is what is happening here.
The Texas Facilities Commission is working to hire a program manager to oversee the entire process. pic.twitter.com/n9JUN0CymL
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 28, 2021
The initiative is in response to a disaster declaration made by Abbott on June 1 that included 34 counties, which was subsequently reduced to 28 counties in order to cope with the immigration problem.
In a statement released on June 1, Abbott said that President Biden’s “open-border policies” had “paved the way” for violent gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly narcotics like fentanyl to flood into Texas communities.
“Meanwhile, landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them. Texas continues to step up to confront the border crisis in the federal government’s absence, but more must be done,” he added.
The idea was further emphasized in a June 28 Twitter message by Abbot
Texans agree with me over Biden on border response.
They want action, not empty words.
While Biden does nothing to secure the border, Texas will get the job done. https://t.co/hoxsunF5Sp
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 28, 2021
“Texans agree with me over Biden on border response,”
“They want action, not empty words.
“While Biden does nothing to secure the border, Texas will get the job done.”
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