Joe Biden blamed more for border crisis than Trump says poll
US Border Patrol forces reportedly often find discarded ladders, often as cheap as $5, left alongside the wall when patrolling the area. The forces have also had to call Hidalgo, Texas to haul away the piles of lumber that are produced by the destroyed ladders.
Wooden ladders have become a go-to method of crossing for migrants along the Granjeno-to-Hidalgo stretch of border, according a report from Texas Monthly.
Scott Nicol, a local artist and activist, told the outlawry the ladders used by undocumented immigrants proved how the border wall was useless.
He said: “It’s made of cheap, rough wood, quickly nailed together because it is only going to be used once.
“Unlike the wall, these ladders are functional.”
The activist also said that “border walls are just backdrops for politicians who want to rile up their voters.”
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It comes after Mr Trump made his first television interview since leaving the White House, blaming successor Joe Biden for a spike in immigration.
UN children’s agency Unicef said earlier this week nearly 3,500 migrant children have tried to enter the US from Mexico, a ninefold increase since the start of the year.
He said to Fox News’ Sean Hannity the border crisis could “destroy America”, and added: “People are coming in by the tens of thousands.
“They’re walking in. They – we had – all they had to do was leave it alone.”
Upon taking office, Mr Biden signed an executive order halting construction of Mr Trump’s border wall.
However, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently admitted construction may resume.
He told department employees he may green-light work on the wall to plug “gaps” in the current wall
The Washington Times quotes him as saying: “The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended.
“But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.”