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Pence reacts to Biden's border wall reversal: What a difference a crisis makes

Former Vice President Mike Pence criticizes President Biden's decision to continue construction on the border wall, calling it "too little too late."

Former Vice President Mike Pence criticized President Joe Biden's decision to resume construction on the border wall, stating that it is insufficient and too late. Pence expressed his views during an interview on Sirius XM's The Megyn Kelly Show. He compared Biden's immigration policies to those implemented during the Trump-Pence administration, specifically highlighting the "Remain in Mexico" policy and Title 42. Pence claimed that these policies, which were revoked by Biden, significantly reduced illegal immigration and abuse of the asylum system.

Pence interpreted the decision to continue building the wall as an acknowledgment by the Biden administration that the border crisis is a result of their own actions. He emphasized the need to return to the effective measures implemented during their administration.

During his campaign, Biden promised not to add another foot to the border wall if elected. However, on his first day in office, $8.5 million was allocated towards the wall, and an additional $2 million, redirected by former President Donald Trump from the Pentagon, remained unspent and was eventually returned. Now, the $5 million provided by Congress for infrastructure purposes will be used to fill the gaps in the wall.

Pence expressed his frustration with the situation, having visited the border four times and witnessing abandoned steel girders that were meant for the wall. He criticized Biden for refusing to allow the construction of the wall and described the decision to resume construction as too little, too late.

The number of individuals apprehended for illegally crossing the border or evading capture in August reached a record high of at least 261,327, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This highlights the severity of the border crisis.

Pence is currently competing against several prominent figures in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, including former President Donald Trump, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Texas Rep. Will Hurd, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND), Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), political commentator Larry Elder, businessman Perry Johnson, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

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