The problem at the southern border has grown and grown under the Biden administration as record amounts of illegal immigrants enter the country and with them fentanyl that is killing people left and right across the country.
In an effort to help the state and the country as a whole, Arizona is continuing its operation of plugging holes in the 1,000 mile gap near Yuma using stacked storage containers. An effort that the Biden administration is attempting to halt, for what reason it is unsure.
Arizona has had enough. We can’t wait any longer. The Biden administration’s lack of urgency on border security is a dereliction of duty. For the last two years, Arizona has made every attempt to work with Washington to address the crisis on our border.
— Doug Ducey (@DougDucey) August 12, 2022
Reports from the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation are requesting that Arizona Governor Doug Ducey stop the construction of a makeshift border wall.
The letter containing the Biden administration’s request was obtained by Fox12 News.
“It is our understanding that the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a contract for closure of two gaps in the border barrier located on Reclamation lands near Morelos Dam and anticipates awarding an additional contract for the closure of two additional gaps in this area.”
“To avoid interference with this federal agency contract, Reclamation requests DEMA cease further placement of shipping containers on federal or Indian trust lands. You are requested to work with Reclamation, in consultation with the Cocopah Indian Tribe, so that CBP’s project may proceed without unnecessary delay. Reclamation will be reaching out to DEMA to discuss a way forward and requests your cooperation in the removal of the containers.”
“The unauthorized placement of those containers constitutes a violation of federal law and is a trespass against the United States (43 C.F.R. Part 423; 43 C.F.R. Part 429). That trespass is harming federal lands and resources and impeding Reclamation’s ability to perform its mission.”
American Wire News reported on a statement from Doug Ducey’s office that said “the containers will remain in place” unless the federal government provides specific details to secure the southern border.
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