President Joe Biden cancels funding for Trump border wall

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US President Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump’s border wall.

In a letter to Congress, Mr Biden wrote that the order was “unwarranted” and said that no further tax dollars will be spent on the wall.

Mr Trump declared a state of emergency over the southern border in 2019, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use military funds for its construction.

When Mr Trump left office, about $25bn (£18bn) had been spent on the project.

The announcement from President Biden is the latest in a series of executive orders that have rolled back key parts of the former president’s agenda.

Building a border wall was a signature pledge of Mr Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

But the project faced strong opposition in the Democratic-controlled House, and the Republican president announced he would use emergency powers to fund its construction.