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Gop Rep. Madison Cawthorn Introduces Bill To Protect Border Wall By Declaring It A National Monument

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A bill introduced last week by Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina seeks to have the U. S.-Mexico border wall built by former President Donald Trump declared a national monument.

The legislation, called the “Donument Act” in honor of Trump, would create the “Southern Border Wall National Monument.” It would effectively provide “permanent protection from alteration” for the wall, defending it from any future executive orders by President Joe Biden or anyone else to demolish it, according to a statement from Cawthorn.

I am proud to announce that I dropped the “Donument” Act on the House floor last week.

This bill would protect the southern border wall built by President Trump by creating a “Southern Border Wall National Monument.”

This is the first step towards finishing the wall. pic.twitter.com/S2e3Vo2gI7

The bill would preserve about 289,920 acres in the area along and around the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas as a national monument.

Approximately 450 miles of the wall was built under the Trump administration, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Although the bill is unlikely to be passed by the Democratic-controlled House, it could serve to rouse the support of the many Republicans in Congress who remain staunchly loyal to Trump and provide a basis for Republican attacks against the Biden administration’s immigration policy.

Since Biden entered the White House, Customs and Border Protection data has revealed that the number of encounters with migrants along the southwest border has skyrocketed.

According to a report, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas recently told Immigration and Customs Enforcement that the Biden administration already… (Read more)

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