Arizona Built Their Own Border Wall and the Government Is Demanding It Be Taken Down
Arizona got creative and built its border wall, and now Biden’s administration is demanding that they dismantle it. On October 14, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) demanded that Arizona remove the double-stacked, razor-wire-wreathed shipping containers that Arizona installed along gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma. They used these containers to help stop the flood of criminal noncitizens that come across their border.
On Tuesday, the state simply refused the demand from the federal government.
The BOR is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior. It made the case that the Department of Homeland Security as well as Customs and Border Protection had awarded contracts to fill in the gaps in the border area. The area in question is near Morelos Dam, and the government said that contracts to do the work will be awarded soon.
Jacklynn Gould, the regional director of the BOR, said there was concern about coming conflict between Arizona and those who will be awarded the contract. That seems logical since the work has already been done.
But BOR demanded that the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs “cease further placement of shipping containers on federal or Indian trust lands.”
Gould let it be known that the “unauthorized placement of those containers constitutes a violation of federal law and is a trespass against the United States.”
Arizona’s governor put the containers in place because of 2,150,639 illegal aliens that trespassed into the United States just this year. Yet the government is demanding to spend more money to redo the job.
DEMA director, Allen Clark, wrote a letter to BOR on October 18, stating, “Arizona has not seen any action by the federal government. … The containers will remain in place until specific details regarding construction are provided.”
Clark wrote, “The myriad of federal agencies that claim jurisdiction on the southern border but do nothing to prevent the public nuisance caused by illegal immigration and criminal activity that exploits the open border is quite frustrating to those that live, work and recreate on that border and in our state.”
“States like Arizona … cannot rely on the federal government to ensure its security,” said Clark.
The containers cost the state only $6 million.
In September, Ducey said, “It’s our responsibility to protect our citizens and law enforcement from this unprecedented crisis. With the resources and manpower in the right places, our Border Patrol and law enforcement will be better equipped to do their jobs well and prevent cartels from exploiting our communities. That’s exactly what our barrier mission will do.”
— Doug Ducey (@DougDucey) October 20, 2022
🔹130 shipping containers
🔹3,820 linear feet
We did it. Yuma is safer today. pic.twitter.com/VXNHDnvbmS
— Doug Ducey (@DougDucey) August 24, 2022