The administration of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, will divert more than $ 2,000 million to the country’s army originally allocated for the border wall with Mexico promised by former President Donald Trump.
The decision will provide unspent funds for 66 previously deferred projects in eleven states, three territories and 16 countries, as announced by the White House Budget Office on Friday and reported by the Bloomberg agency.
The White House has renewed its call to Congress to cut further funds allocated to the construction of the wall and has issued a statement indicating that the funds should be used for “modern and effective border management measures to improve security.”
In the same vein, the Department of Homeland Security will allocate some remaining funds allocated by Congress to clean up the site.
Trump described the wall as one of his greatest achievements as President of the United States and allocated a budget of $ 15 billion to build it, largely from the military budget.
Republicans have blamed Biden’s friendlier immigration policies for a historic influx of migrants on the United States’ southern border, an indictment the president has denied. They also urged him to finish building the wall.
Recently, US Customs and Border Protection reported more than 180,000 migrants at the border in May, one percent more than in April.