The Trump administration just made it much easier to build the southern border wall. In short, the government is getting out of the way.
The Trump administration is waiving federal contracting laws to hasten the time it takes to build border walls between the U.S. and Mexico.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Tuesday that it is waiving 10 laws pertaining to procurement regulations, including requirements for open competition, the justification of selections and accepting all bonding from a contractor prior to construction, according to The Associated Press. The move will allow the administration to build 177 miles of new wall more expeditiously in New Mexico, California and Texas.
But wait, there’s more!
The waivers will pave the way for 94 walls to be built before the end of this year, allowing the Trump administration to tout that much more completed wall in the run-up to the November elections. The remaining 83 miles will eventually be completed, but it’s not certain if construction will finish by this year.
This will be a big boost for our southern states, as border crossings are down for the eighth straight month. Nope, I’m still not tired of all the winning.