As the southern border with Mexico is seeing the highest levels of illegal border crossings in 35 years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is focusing on a different perimeter; it has awarded a contract to a Sussex County construction company for more than $455,000 to build a security fence around President Biden's "summer White House."
In the New York Post's words, "The irony is rich: The same agency Biden has used to help erase the U.S. southern border is overseeing a wall around the president’s ocean hideaway."
"If you're building a wall around the president's beach house in Delaware, that is an acknowledgement that walls work," FAIR spokesman Ira Mehlman contends. "You can't say that walls work on the beach in Delaware, but they don't work along the border between the United States and Mexico."
The truth, he continues, is "they do work very, very effectively, which is precisely why this administration is refusing to build it -- except for in a few places in Arizona, largely because [Senator] Mark Kelly (D) is facing a very tough re-election campaign there."
Construction of the fence began in September of 2021 and is expected to be completed by June of 2023.
Fox News reports that the president returned home to his multimillion-dollar beach house in his home state last month after spending much of his summer vacation on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.