U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced quietly this weekend that it has cancelled border wall construction contracts in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley sectors.

“The Biden-Harris administration is doing everything in its power to skirt the law Congress passed requiring construction of a border wall. As record numbers of illegal immigrants stream into the US, Democrats continue to look the other way, creating a de facto open Southern Border. First, Vice President Harris – our “Border Czar” – skipped a border security meeting in Mexico. Now, the Administration is quietly cancelling construction contracts in favor of more environmental studies. Perhaps Democrats believe that, instead of a wall, we can guard the border with a wall of regulatory paperwork. These unacceptable and dangerous actions threaten the safety and security of our nation.”

Last week, Senator Young joined a group of Republican Senators to discuss the current crisis at the Southern Border, including the massive migrant camp under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas. To view Senator Young’s full remarks, click here.