The proclamation orders an immediate pause in the wall construction projects to allow a review on the legality of the methods used.
In spite of the executive order signed this Wednesday by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, which orders the suspension of the border wall construction with Mexico, the work of edification continue this Thursday, denounced environmental defenders.
“Construction continues, it has not stopped yet, this morning we have seen trucks transporting material, they are bringing heavy equipment to this region,” he said today to Efe Tricia Cortez, executive director of the Rio Grande Center for International Study in Texas.
Cortez, who is also a co-founder of the Coalition “Not Another Foot” – Not Another Foot (of Wall) -, called for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to follow Biden’s order and have an immediate arrest. the construction of the wall.
According to environmental groups, hours after Biden was sworn in as president of the United States, construction crews dynamited another segment of the mountain within the Guadalupe Canyon, on the Arizona border with Mexico.
Hours after taking office, the Democrat signed an executive order halting the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall.
The document indicates that construction must stop “as soon as possible”, although it gives a maximum period of seven days from the signing of the executive order to comply with the provisions.
The proclamation orders an immediate pause in the wall construction projects to allow a review of the legality of the methods used for financing and contracting used to build the wall and to assess the “administrative and contractual consequences” of suspending the works.
“We must be very aware that this deadline is met, we hope that CBP will follow the orders of President Biden and stop construction as soon as possible,” said the ecologist.
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His coalition prepares a series of events this weekend along the border so that the new administration fulfills its promise to stop the construction of the wall, the confiscation of properties and above all cancel the contracts with the construction companies.
The construction of the border wall with Mexico became a symbol of the Administration of President Trump and during his presidency 450 miles (720 kilometers) of border barrier were built, many of which to replace existing fences.
“The border wall was never a solution to the national security or immigration problem, it has always been a symbol for white supremacist groups. Our job will be to tear it down, ”she concluded.