The Department of Homeland Security is spending $456,548 to build a security fence around Joe Biden’s Delaware summer house – a property he has visited twice in the nine months since he became president.
This comes as Biden refuses to finish Trump’s border wall while illegal migration reaches record highs. New September figures revealed 1.7 million migrants have been apprehended so far this year- the highest number of illegal crossings recorded since at least 1960.
The president and first lady evening left Washington DC on Friday evening for their main family home, in Wilmington, Delaware.
The Bidens’ return frequently to their Wilmington home – a 6,850 square feet property which was built on a four acre plot that he bought in 1996 for $350,000.
Of the first 29 weekends of his presidency, Biden spent just six at the White House, according to an NPR analysis in August.
He was in Wilmington for 14 of those weekends, and Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, for eight.
By contrast, he has been at his Rehoboth Beach holiday home, 100 miles from Wilmington, only twice since becoming president: once in June, to celebrate Jill’s 70th birthday, and again in September.
‘While Joe Biden refuses to secure America’s southern border, he is building walls around his vacation home,’ said Fox News host Jesse Watters, on Friday evening.
‘Maybe walls do work after all.’
Border figures show that 192,001 migrants were apprehended in September, down from nearly 210,000 in August and nearly 214,000 in July. Friday’s figures bring the total number of apprehensions this year up to 1,734,686.
Of the 192,00 migrants who tried to cross the border illegally in September, 59 per cent were single adults.
More than 53 per cent of those who arrived were processed for expulsion under Title 42, the CDC’s coronavirus public health order, according to Customs and Border Patrol.
Encounters of unaccompanied children decreased 24 per cent, with 14,358 encounters in September compared with 18,806 in August.
In September, the average number of unaccompanied children in CBP custody was 772 per day, compared with an average of 1,435 per day in August, according to the agency.
Only 27 per cent percent of family units encountered at the southern border were expelled under Title 42, while 75 per cent of single adults were.