Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey is considering options before answering an order from the Biden Administration to remove shipping containers placed at the Mexican border as a makeshift border wall.
Ducey ordered the barriers be placed along gaps in existing border walls in early 2022.
"The U.S. Department of the Interior wrote a letter to Governor Ducey, demanding the removal of double-stacked shipping containers placed on federal land near Yuma. The letter also demanded no new containers be placed," the Associate Press reported.
Arizona Fights Back
"As for the letter, we question their legal analysis and we are looking at our options," Arizona Governor’s Communication Director C.J. Karamargin said. "It took the feds since August to write a letter? If this is any indication of their sense of urgency, then perhaps that explains the problem we’re having."
"In mid-August, state contractors began placing more than 3,000 double-stacked shipping containers to fill gaps in the Arizona border with Mexico left by Biden’s inauguration day order to stop the building of barriers," Breitbart reported.
"Inaction by President Joe Biden has led to the worst border crisis in over 20 years," Governor Ducey said.
"We’ve taken numerous steps to help resolve the chaos, including deploying the Arizona National Guard, signing legislation to address human smuggling, and transporting migrants on a voluntary basis to Washington, D.C.," Ducey said.
"Ultimately, however, securing our border is the responsibility of the federal government. With this investment, we are giving our law enforcement professionals another critical resource they need to successfully do their jobs. We are standing up for the rule of law, and we are cementing Arizona’s commitment to securing our state and our entire nation," Ducey said.
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