Washington, D.C. – This week the Biden Administration decided to fast track the building of 20 extra miles of the border wall in south Texas by waiving 26 environmental, public health, and cultural resource protection laws including the Endangered Species Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the Clean Air Act.
Bruna Bouhid-Sollod, Senior Political Director at United We Dream, said:
“This decision goes completely against the promises of President Biden who, both on his campaign trail and first days in office, proclaimed an end to building Trump’s wall. It’s disheartening to see President Biden continue the harmful tactics and policies of his MAGA predecessor. In a time where we see constant attacks on immigrants we need swift action to welcome and treat all immigrants with respect and dignity.
Continuing to build this border will not only create dangerous conditions for migrants seeking refuge in the U.S., but will also hurt border communities while jeopardizing protections for clean water, Indigenous graves, and endangered species. The administration must reverse this decision and stop building Trump’s wall once and for all.”