Border Wall Order by Biden Draws Praise From Local Lawmakers, Immigrant Activists

Local lawmakers and immigration activists are praising President Joe Biden’s orders to halt construction of the border wall and to outline a path to citizenship for immigrants. On his first day in office, Biden signed executive orders to block billions of dollars that had been taken from the Defense Department budget and shifted the money to build the wall. Congressman Henry Cuellar says the money can be returned to fighting illegal drugs. Biden also signed an order to create an immediate path to citizenship for recipients of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals — or DACA.