BUILD THE WALL: Update On Gov Abbott’s Promise To Complete The Border Wall

Written by Wes Walker on September 10, 2021

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With the completion of Trump’s existing border wall project only one month away from completion, Biden ordered it stopped.

We all saw how that worked out, with well over a million foreigners spilling over our border, unvetted and uninvited, from all around the world.

Compelling national and state interests were brushed aside in favor of an open borders agenda.

States were left holding the bag, obviously expected to figure out solutions to the crisis without any Federal help.

Abbott pledged to finish building the border wall. We covered that here: EPIC: States Step Up, Americans Doing The Work That Joe & Kamala Refuse To Do

From that piece:

”The Biden Administration has abandoned its responsibilities to secure the border and Texans are suffering as a result,” said Governor Abbott. “The problems along the border are only getting worse due to President Biden’s inaction. Property is being destroyed, deadly drugs and illegal weapons are being smuggled into communities throughout the state, law enforcement is having to redirect their resources, and county judges and mayors are facing skyrocketing expenses. Texas is doing more than any state has ever done to protect the border, but it is clear that more is needed. In the Biden Administration’s absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building the border wall. Through this comprehensive public safety effort, we will secure the border, slow the influx of unlawful immigrants, and restore order in our border communities.”

That was the promise back in June.

All new construction projects have a ramp-up time. Now we have an update on where that process has been going.

The Texas Facilities Commission, the state agency in charge of awarding the contract, announced on its website on Friday that it selected the partnership of Michael Baker International, Inc., and Huitt-Zollars as the top candidate for the contract.

The agency said it would make a recommendation that its commissioners award the contract at its next meeting, which has not yet been scheduled. Once the commissioners act, the contract will be awarded in mid-September, the agency said.

The contract winner will be in charge of managing budgets as well as identifying state land for wall construction and “willing private landowners to facilitate construction,” according to the request for proposal.

Three bidders competed for the contract. The value of the contract has not been determined yet. —TexasTribune

There are 1,200 miles of border between Texas and Mexico, of which some 733 miles have been identified by the Governor’s office as requiring a barrier of some sort.

The content of this book, The Art of Joe: The Political Brilliance of President Biden, is a direct reflection of what’s inside Joe Biden’s brain namely, nothing. The chapter, Notable Quotable Joe should be read aloud at MAGA parties from coast-to-coast.