Drone Footage Shows $100Mln in Unused Border Wall Materials ’Baking in the Sun’ in Texas

© AP Photo / Eugene GarciaIn this Thursday, June 10, 2021, file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum.
In this Thursday, June 10, 2021, file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Ariz., to seek asylum. - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.10.2021
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After assuming office in January, Democrat Joe Biden halted all border wall construction, which was intended to curtail illegal immigration into the US. Under his administration so far, illegal border crossings have increased to record levels, including by 208,000 migrants in September.
$100 million worth of taxpayer-funded border wall materials have been sunbathing in Pharr, Texas, since January, a Fox News drone footage captured on Monday.
In the video, around 10,000 steel panels, initially designed by the Trump administration to build a 100-mile wall on the border with Mexico, are shining under the Texan sun without being used.
The reporter who shared the footage implied it was a clear demonstration of how government money will be wasted in vain, mostly as a sign of opposition to the previous administration.

“It’s bought and paid for and nothing is happening with it​,” he commented on “America’s Newsroom.”

Ex-Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott reportedly said the Biden administration is paying about $5 million a day for construction contracts put on hold by the US president.
Former President Donald Trump made the Border Wall project one of his major campaign promises during the 2016 election. His administration managed to complete only about 14 miles of the wall before Biden was sworn in, which means illegal migrants have continued to flow into the US.
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