The Pentagon has recovered the funds allocated to the project to build the border wall with Mexico. The funds will finance other military projects, for which they were originally intended.
The former American president had spent several billion dollars in the Pentagon budget to finance his famous anti-migrant wall.
The Pentagon announced the halt to all projects related to the construction of the Mexican border wall on Friday.
“In accordance with the president’s proclamation, the Defense Ministry is canceling all border wall construction projects paid for with funds initially intended for other military projects,” Pentagon spokesman Jamal Brown said in a statement. . The Defense Ministry “has started to take all necessary measures to cancel border barrier construction projects,” he added.
The funds that have not yet been released will be redirected to the projects for which they were originally intended, in particular schools for military families, construction on bases abroad, or equipment for reservists of the Guard. national, he said without specifying the amount of these funds.
Former US President Donald Trump drew several billion dollars from the Pentagon’s budget in 2019 and 2020 to finance his “anti-migrant” wall on the border with Mexico, a flagship promise of his presidential campaign in 2016. Neither Mexico nor Congress had not allocated the required funds to it.
Upon his arrival at the White House in January, his successor Joe Biden issued an executive order suspending the construction of the wall.