Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said during an interview with Fox News this week that American taxpayers are spending millions of dollars per day to not build the wall along the nation’s southern border.
“Many of those projects today are just still on hold, so we’re paying contractors. For a while, it was almost $5 million a day between [Department of Defense] and [Department of Homeland Security] to not build the border wall,” Scott said.
“That money is just trickling away to contractors for not doing work each day,” he added.
“the committee revealed that the Biden administration has spent roughly $2 billion — or $3 million per day — on costs associated with canceling wall construction inaugurated under Trump,” according to a report by the Blaze.
“By the end of the Trump Administration, $10 billion had been transferred to U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) accounts for border wall construction and related projects. As of June 2021, the Biden Administration has wasted roughly 20 percent ($2 billion) of that $10 billion on suspension and termination costs related to border wall contracts,” the report said.
“This waste of taxpayer resources threatens military readiness and national security,” it added.
The cost of not building the wall is also being revealed in the toll of a surging number of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. In each of the last two reported months, more than 200,000 illegal immigrants per month have crossed, with most remaining in the country.