Biden says he would stop border wall construction if elected

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FILE – In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. The University of Notre Dame has become the second university to withdraw as the host of one of this fall’s three scheduled presidential debates amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo, File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVO) — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said “not another foot of wall” would be constructed on a southern border in the event that he is elected president.

Biden made the remarks during an interview Thursday for the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Biden said instead, his administration would focus on “high tech capacity to deal with it and the ports of entry.”

President Trump made the construction of a 450 mile border wall with Mexico one of the cornerstones of his presidency.


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