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President Biden cancels funding for Trump border wall

February 12, 2021 7:23 am

US President Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump’s border wall.

In a letter to Congress on Thursday, Mr Biden wrote that the order was “unwarranted” and said that no further tax dollars will be spent on the wall.

Mr Trump declared a state of emergency over the southern border in 2019, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use military funds for its construction.

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When Mr Trump left office, about $25bn (£18bn) had been spent on the project.

 

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