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National Immigration Project: President Biden Must Stop Border Wall Construction

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Posted: Oct. 10, 2023

For Immediate Release
October 10, 2023

Arianna Rosales, 

Washington, DC–Last week the Biden Administration announced that it will waive environmental, public health, and cultural resource protection laws to fast-track construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Texas. This decision flatly contradicts the promise President Biden made on the campaign trail and early on in his administration to stop the construction of Trump’s border wall. 

Said Sirine Shebaya, Executive Director of the National Immigration Project: 

“We are dismayed to hear that President Biden is walking back on his promise to stop the construction of the border wall. Beyond wasting taxpayer dollars and serving as a symbol of anti-immigrant animus, the border wall creates more dangerous conditions for migrants seeking refuge in the United States and will harm both people and the environment along the border. Unfortunately, this announcement is just the latest of many examples of how the Biden administration has reneged on the promises it made to immigrant communities. 

“As a nationwide membership organization, the National Immigration Project is committed to working hand in hand with its partners and members to continue demanding that the Biden administration immediately stop the construction of the border wall and instead take action to implement more just and humane immigration policies.”


The National Immigration Project (NIPNLG) is a membership organization of attorneys, advocates, and community members who are driven by the belief that all people should be treated with dignity, live freely, and flourish. We litigate, advocate, educate, and build bridges across movements to ensure that those who bear the brunt of racist criminal and immigration systems are uplifted and supported. Learn more at Follow NIPNLG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @NIPNLG.