The Pentagon said Friday that it is canceling border wall projects paid for with money taken from the military and reallocating the funds to their original purposes.
After declaring a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2019, the Trump administration took billions of dollars originally intended for military projects and redirected the money to a border wall.
On President Joe Biden’s first day in office, he issued a proclamation ending that emergency. It stated that “it shall be the policy of my administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.”
Biden also announced a review of resources that were diverted from other projects to fund the wall.
An administration official told the Hill that starting Friday, the Pentagon “will begin canceling all wall projects using the diverted funds.”
The Pentagon confirmed that in an official statement.