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Texas bill would continue border wall construction in the state

March 9, 2021

Not only would the fund pay for infrastructure but technology and commercial vehicle inspection facilities at the state’s ports of entry. The bill would prohibit the clearing of indigenous plants, unless certain state and federal authorities sign off.

The bill stipulates that the governor of Texas would seek reimbursement from the federal government for amounts spent from the border projects fund. According to Customs and Border Patrol, 281 miles of border wall have been completed or are under construction or in preconstruction in Texas as of the beginning of the year.

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