Joe Biden revealed that if he is elected into the oval office this coming November, all construction of the wall on the U.S. border with Mexico will cease, according to the Western Journal.
“There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration,” Biden told reporters, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The 2020 democratic hopeful said that he wants to protect the southern border with some kind of “high-tech capacity” in lieu of the wall that has already been erected.
Biden did clarify to say that the existing fence would not be dismantled, but rattled off that he would pursue a “virtual wall.”
When asked about the federal government seizing private land in the Rio Grande Valley to build sections of the border wall, Biden said that would stop.
“End. Stop. Done. Over. Not going to do it. Withdraw the lawsuits, we’re out,” he said.
“We’re not going to confiscate the land.”
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“We have to make sure that we build up the infrastructure to be able to accommodate Trump’s cruel and inhumane border policies … ripping children from their mother’s arms and Trump’s migrant protection protocols, you know: Remain in Mexico program,” Biden said.
“I mean, all of this is going to take time, not a long time, but it’s going to take, you have to be prepared, so we don’t create another crisis.”
He said he would also stop “jailing” families seeking asylum.
“It’s outrageous, what’s being done now,” Biden said.
“This is about families, families, and you have so many young children, so many young children under enormous pressure and psychological pressure, wondering whether or not they’re going to come home and there’s no one there,” he said. “We need to do so much more.”
“As president, Biden will finish the work of building a fair and humane immigration system — restoring the progress Trump has cruelly undone and taking it further,” the website reads.
More from The Western Journal:
About 216 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall has been constructed since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, but only about “three miles of new border wall system [have been] constructed in locations where no barriers previously existed,” according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Biden’s immigration plan outlined on his campaign website revolves around undoing the president’s policies. The website says he would “[w]elcome immigrants in our communities,” “[r]eassert America’s commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees” and “[t]ackle the root causes of irregular migration.”