Biden Continues Trump Seizures of Private Land for Border Wall



"There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration," candidate Joe Biden told NPR in August 2020. Referring to the private property that former President Donald Trump's Justice Department was trying to seize for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Biden said, "End, end, end, stop, done, over. In April, a federal judge ruled that a Texas family will have to surrender land for the border wall. "I retired five years ago—I taught for 40 years," Eloisa Cavazos told Reason in 2018. When his cousins asked for help fighting the seizure, Anzaldua told them, "Yes.


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DAILY CALLER - EXCLUSIVE: Top House Republican Calls For Legal Action From States Over Biden’s Border Wall Freeze
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The top Republican on the House Budget Committee called for legal action from state attorneys general in a letter Friday over President Joe Biden’s decision to freeze appropriated border wall funds. Rep. Jason Smith alleges in the letter, first obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, that Biden’s January decision was a violation of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which reasserted Congress’ sole authority over budgetary spending. Biden campaigned on stopping border wall construction, and froze funds allocated for it once taking office. The GAO opened an investigation into his decision in March, but did not find that he exceeded his presidential authority. The Biden administration has considered reinforcing the border in areas most desperately in need, but in June redirected $2 billion back to the Department of Defense that Trump had originally shifted toward border wall construction.

DAILY MAIL - New Zealand couple faces $100,000 bill to fix retaining wall they didn't install
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A couple is facing a monumental bill to fix a retaining wall that was built before they had even moved in - or be fined double. Himanshu Dua and Renu Anand bought a house in Mosgiel, west of Dunedin, New Zealand, from subdivision developers Gladstone Heights in 2018. Now the Dunedin City Council is threatening the couple with a fine of up to $200,000 if they don't fix the bulging retaining wall built in 2018, and the repair could cost up to $100,000. Dunedin council said no compliance was ever issued for the wall, and the developer added it after a culvert was signed off. Council building manager Paul Henderson said: 'The retaining wall was built later, sometime between June 2018 and December 2018, without a building consent and without DCC knowledge'.

THE JERUSALEM POST - Why was Jerusalem’s Western Wall built?
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The Western Wall (the Kotel) is synonymous with Jerusalem. But the Wall is never alone, no matter what hour of the day or night you choose to visit. Deeply affronted, the Temple management decided to build a very high wall that would obscure Agrippa’s view. The Western Wall remained, to the disappointment of Agrippa, and when Jerusalem was devastated some years later, only the Kotel remained, because Nero had ordered his representatives to protect it. The only reason that the Western Wall was spared was that they believed that when Muhammad flew to Jerusalem on his white steed, that is where it was tethered.