Texas State Rep. introduces bill to finish Trump’s border wall

Amid a tense national debate over the U.S.-Mexico border, a Texas lawmaker is pushing for the construction of former President Donald Trump’s border wall to continue.

Since President Biden took office in January, he has signed a slew of executive orders that reverse many of Trump’s policies. One of those orders included striking down the ongoing construction of the Southern border wall.

Texas Stae Rep. Bryan Slaton has introduced legislation before the Texas house to “finish President Trump’s wall in Texas.” Further, the bill seeks to name the wall after Trump, according to The Texan.

“President Trump fought to bring real border security and was opposed by Republicans and Democrats in Congress. While hundreds of miles of new wall were built under his leadership, the Biden administration has already ceased border wall construction,” Slaton said in a press release.

“It is time for Texas to stand up and finish the work that President Trump started. Let’s finish building the border wall now,” he added.

Sara A. Carter was reporting from the border this week. On Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night, Carter reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas have been seeing 700-1,000 migrants crossing per day, some as young as 4-years-old and many unaccompanied minors.

Moreover, according to Carter, migrants cited Biden’s border policies for the reason they made the dangerous months-long journeys.

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