President Trump issued pardons to two CBP agents convicted of shooting an unarmed migrant in 2006 and then attempting to cover it up. The agents already had their sentences reduced by George W. Bush and were released in 2009 but are now completely exonerated.
The Biden administration will take several months to fully reestablish the asylum process on the US-Mexico border, according to an interview with Susan Rice and Jake Sullivan, Biden’s picks for domestic policy adviser and national security adviser. Rice and Sullivan cautioned migrants that “now is not the time” to come to the border.
Army Corps of Engineers estimates show that if Joe Biden stopped border wall construction on day 1, it would save taxpayers around 2.6 billion, even accounting for the costs of ending contracts with border wall construction companies.