Arizona Continues To Build Shipping Container Wall
(ConservativeSense.com) – After two record-breaking years of immigrant encounters, some border-state governors are implementing novel solutions after lodging complaints to deaf ears in Washington, DC. While some are shipping immigrants north to so-called sanctuary cities, Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey (R) has another plan to protect his citizens.
Governor Ducey has taken immigration matters into his own hands and is building a wall out of shipping containers in the Yuma gap. Despite receiving a letter from the Bureau of Reclamation demanding Arizona tear down existing containers and cease plans to add more, Ducey intends to continue the project and filed a lawsuit on Friday, October 21, against the federal government to protect his construction efforts.
In the fiscal year 2022, which ended September 30, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) encountered nearly 2.4 million immigrants in the Southwest sector — the most ever recorded in a single year. It represents a notorious pace of migration confronting border state governors, who complain the federal government, under President Joe Biden’s direction, isn’t doing enough to mitigate the situation.
On Friday, we committed to moving forward with our Border Barrier Mission – undeterred by the Biden admin’s efforts to reverse our progress.
Today, we continued to follow through on our promise to add physical barriers to the border where possible. 1/ pic.twitter.com/eUk3LPD99E
— Doug Ducey (@DougDucey) October 24, 2022
The same day that Arizona’s General Counsel Anni Foster filed the federal suit against the Department of Interior, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation, Gov. Ducey issued a press release detailing his commitment to moving forward with the Arizona border barrier mission. He explained the importance of standing up to the federal government for the state’s safety and security, saying, “We’re not backing down.”
Ducey was joined in his statement by 10 other Arizona leaders, who expressed the need for the shipping container wall to reduce crime, regain control of resources, stop a growing humanitarian crisis from unfolding, and keep crops safe. The barrier also assists law enforcement officers in carrying out their duties by stemming the flow of illicit drugs, especially fentanyl, and curtailing human trafficking.
Ronald Reagan once said, “They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.”
Perhaps Ducey’s simple answer meets the complex need.
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