Update (Fri, 1400ET): We had a feeling this was coming...
Less than two days after reports emerged that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, in an official document, that there is "an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers" along the US border- while the Biden administration waived 26 federal laws to build more border wall amid a record flood of immigrants, the DHS boss has furiously backpedaled.
"There is no new administration policy with respect to the border wall," said Mayorkas in a statement.
"From day one, this Administration has made clear that a border wall is not the answer. That remains our position and our position has never wavered. The language in the Federal Register notice is being taken out of context and it does not signify any change in policy whatsoever," the statement continues.
NEW: After quite literally saying there is an "immediate need to construct physical barriers" at the southern border, DHS Secretary Mayorkas says we are all taking him out of context.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 6, 2023
The utter incompetence by this administration is astounding.
In an attempt to gaslight the… pic.twitter.com/9X3Xy73DfD
So... we guess that 'acute and immediate need' for a border wall was bullshit?
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This is awkward...
In a stunning reversal of everything that was said over the last 7 years by the left, and just months after the Biden administration was caught selling portions of Trump's border wall on a government surplus website, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is citing an "acute and immediate need" to waive dozens of federal laws in order to build a border wall in south Texas as the illegal immigration crisis grows utterly out of control.
"The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Starr County, Texas," reads a notice posted to the U.S. Federal Registry that Fox News obtained.
In light of the surge in illegal immigration, Mayorkas found that there exists an "acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas."
No, this is not Babylon Bee.
"President Trump is always right. That’s why he built close to 500 miles of powerful new wall on the border and it would have been finished by now. Instead, Crooked Joe Biden turned our country into one giant sanctuary for dangerous criminal aliens."
In total, Mayorkas plans to waive a total of 26 federal laws to expedite construction.
It's going to fun to see the Democrats and their MSM lackeys squirm out of this one...
How times have changed— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2023
Does the Biden administration want to remind Latinos that they are not welcome?
Is the Biden administration building a monument to White Supremacy....
Is the Biden administration's wall "xenophobic and racist"?
There are a million more examples...
These 3 words seem to sum things up perfectly "Too Freaking Late!"
“There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas." Mayorkas— Spitfire (@DogRightGirl) October 5, 2023
NOW he says this?!
TOO FREAKING LATE!! pic.twitter.com/Z9TUU211X1
...and cue the "we never said it was racist" or "it was racist because Trump wanted it" narrative spin incoming...