Pursuant to President Biden’s Proclamation on the Termination of Emergency with Respect to the Southern Border of the United States and Redirection of Funds Diverted to Border Wall Construction, construction activities are paused, and all border wall projects are currently undergoing review.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is constructing new border wall system in Zapata and Webb counties, Texas, within the U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector.
CBP is constructing approximately 51 miles of new border system in Webb County, Texas and approximately 18 miles of new border system in Zapata County, Texas. CBP is responsible for the funding and execution of the projects. The approximately 69 miles of new CBP-funded border wall system in Webb and Zapata County are in addition to any border wall system that is being funded and constructed by the Department of Defense pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 2808.
From February to May 2020, CBP sought public input on potential impacts to the environment, culture, and commerce, including potential socioeconomic impacts, and quality of life. The comment period closed May 21, 2020. Substantive comments received will be used to inform the environmental review of the projects.