With one signature, President Joe Biden put thousands of people who have been helping construct the southern border wall all out of work.
While former President Trump looked to construct a thousands-mile-long, 20-foot high border — employing people during a tumultuous time — the new Democratic president campaigned against it and officially called off the project in one of the forty executive orders he has signed in the past 11 days.
As BizPac Review reports, Townhall’s Julio Rosas visited the southern border wall and met some of the workers that are now having to look for employment elsewhere.
Many of the workers spoke critically of Biden and the administration, including one unidentified worker who said he could now freely criticize them because he was already out of the door.
“I’m not going to get in trouble am I? Oh wait, it’s my last day…so what are they going to do, fire me?” the worker joked.
Asked how they felt about the sudden loss of employment — during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — one worked answered: “F**ked, to be honest with you.”
“A lot of these guys, they don’t have nothing (sic),” he continued, as the border wall construction was projected to provide them at least months or years of employment.
“A lot of people don’t know what else they’re going to do,” another worker added per the report.
“If you want my personal opinion, [the border wall] was actually a good thing,” he continued. “You talk to a lot of locals in town and everything and they were appreciative of what we were doing.”
He concluded: “We feel like our country really don’t give a s**t about us.”
BizPac Review reports the impact of Biden’s executive order that shut down the construction project was immediately felt:
Rojas said when he arrived, work crews were scrambling to shut down the project and bring equipment including excavators and bulldozers out of the area as soon as possible. He said workers told him the section he visited was only two months away from being completed but has now been idled “with the quick signing of a pen.”
“The immediate effects of Biden’s executive order were the loss of jobs for the crew, similar to the workers of the Keystone Pipeline who were affected by a different Biden executive order,” writes Rojas.