During a press conference held in Mexico City, President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico thanked US President Joe Biden for stopping construction of a border wall between the two countries.
Mexican President Obrador to Joe Biden:
"You, President Biden, you are the first president of the United States in a very long time that has not built, not even one meter of wall, and that we thank you for that, sir." pic.twitter.com/NtzMiSwD8m
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During his campaign, Biden promised to stop building the border wall that was being constructed by the Trump administration. On his first day in office, he ordered a halt on the construction of the project, which led to the incomplete construction of several miles of border wall.
There are only a couple of areas where the border wall is complete and has gaps. In the Yuma Sector, the authorities announced that they will begin the necessary repairs soon.
"Construction of the border wall is expected to start next week. The project, which is funded by the Department of Homeland Security's budget for 2021, is expected to be completed in Summer 2023. It will address various operational issues and safety concerns.
The various gaps will be fixed by utilizing existing infrastructure. The US Border Patrol and the State of Arizona have a strong relationship. They will continue to work together to deploy resources and technology."
Most illegal activities occur near the Cocopah Reservation, which is situated next to the border between Mexico and the U.S. The reservation only has a couple of miles of border wall, which only has Normandy-style barriers. People can easily get around these barriers by walking.