Texas and Missouri sue Biden for canceling border wall projects

By Cameron Langford | Courthouse News Service

Texas and Missouri sued President Joe Biden on Thursday for refusing to construct barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border with funds Congress appropriated for that purpose.

Making good on a campaign promise there would “not be another foot of wall constructed” by his administration, Biden issued a proclamation on his first day in office directing the Department of Homeland Security to pause work on each wall-construction project on the border.

Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, precipitated the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, 35 days, after Congress refused to authorize $5 billion for wall construction.