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Border Wall Contracts In Laredo Sector Cancelled

Rio Grande, Laredo, TX.
David Martin Davies
Texas Public Radio
The U.S.-Mexico Border at Laredo

The Department of Homeland Security announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is terminating two border wall contracts in the Laredo Sector.

In a news release, the agency said that the contracts are not necessary to address life, safety, environmental or other remediation requirements.

President Joe Biden had called for a pause in all border wall construction while they were placed under review. The cancellation affects about 31 miles of border area.

No construction had started, nor was any land acquired for the proposed section of barrier.

The administration has pushed toward the use of technology and modernization of ports of entry to improve safety and security at the border.

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Jerry Clayton can be reached at jerry@tpr.org or on Twitter at @jerryclayton.