Source: Cristina Laila

The state of Texas will begin construction on a 1.7-mile portion of the US-Mexico border wall.

In April the Biden administration canceled Defense Department funding of the border wall ordered by President Trump.

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But they’re not getting paid to finish the Trump border wall.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state will step up to get the job done of building the border wall.

Click2Houston reported:

Construction is expected to begin soon on a 1.7-mile portion of the Texas border wall.

The border wall is part of the initiative announced by Gov. Greg Abbott in June.

Abbott tasked the Texas Facilities Commission with bringing a state border wall to fruition.

During a Nov. 18 TFC meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a design-build contract that will not exceed $162 million for a total of eight miles of border wall that will fill gaps between portions of the federal border wall.

The contract was awarded to Posillico Civil, Inc., a 75-year-old New York-based engineering firm that has worked on other border projects.

Commissioners said the first portion of the wall will be constructed on state-owned land in Starr County, with a 1.2-mile extension on private land.

“In the Biden Administration’s absence, Texas is stepping up to get the job done by building our own border wall.” Governor Greg Abbott said.