Biden Continues Trump Seizures of Private Land for Border Wall

Source: Reason
by Billy Binion

“‘There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration,’ candidate Joe Biden told NPR in August 2020. Referring to the private property that former President Donald Trump’s Justice Department was trying to seize for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Biden said, ‘End, end, end, stop, done, over. Not gonna do it. Withdraw the lawsuits. We’re out.’ Those lawsuits, it turns out, were not withdrawn. In April, a federal judge ruled that a Texas family will have to surrender land for the border wall. … The seizure marks another promise broken by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, both of whom cast themselves as foils to Trump’s merciless immigration policies. Their administration is also defending Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the agency set up a fake college, charged immigrant students thousands of dollars, and then deported them without refunds.” (for publication 08/21)