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DHS Sec. Mayorkas declares 'acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers' to prevent illegal border crossings
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DHS Sec. Mayorkas declares 'acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers' to prevent illegal border crossings

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is calling for the construction of barriers and roads near the U.S. border in a bid to avert unlawful entries into the country.

"There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas," Mayorkas declared in a document filed in the Federal Register. While the document is currently available to read, the Federal Register website describes it as "unpublished" but indicates that it is slated to be published on Thursday.

Month after month, America's southern border is inundated by massive numbers of people.

"The United States Border Patrol's (Border Patrol) Rio Grande Valley Sector is an area of 'high illegal entry.' As of early August 2023, Border Patrol had encountered over 245,000 such entrants attempting to enter the United States between ports of entry in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Fiscal Year 2023," Mayorkas noted. "Therefore, I must use my authority under section 102 of IIRIRA to install additional physical barriers and roads in the Rio Grande Valley Sector."

Mayorkas is waiving various laws in order to achieve the objectives discussed in the document.

"President Trump is always right," the former president's campaign declared in a statement, according to Fox News Digital. "That's why he built close to 500 miles of powerful new wall on the border and it would have been finished by now. Instead, Crooked Joe Biden turned our country into one giant sanctuary for dangerous criminal aliens."

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News. He is an accomplished composer and guitar player and host of the podcast “The Alex Nitzberg Show.”
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