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Jan. 20, 2021 – Biden Ends Declaration of Emergency at US Southern Border and Halts Border Wall Construction

In a Jan. 20, 2021 executive order, Biden stated, “the declaration of a national emergency at our southern border in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019… was unwarranted” and “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… 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.”