Ever since President Joe Biden canceled the border wall construction, it has cost taxpayers $50 million a year to store, maintain and secure border wall panels.
Former Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan joined The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat Tuesday morning to discuss the issue.
“During my transition to the Biden administration when I was still the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, I was briefed that there was over 270,000 tons of steel bollard fencing that had already been manufactured and ready to be installed,” he said. “That is now just sitting there and it’s unconscionable.”
Morgan says there are areas down the Southwest border where the wall has stopped and next to it are thousands of pounds of steel bollards.
“It’s even worse than that because it’s not just steel and concrete going in the ground,” he said. “There’s also concrete pillars that are just standing there for miles, as far as the eye can see, where the concrete pillars set, they’re empty. Rusty bolts sticking out the top where surveillance equipment and lights were supposed to be.”