November 3, 2022

Biden Orders AZ Gov Remove Shipping Containers Forming Border Wall

  • Executive, Flyover Country

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

The Biden Admin is accusing Arizona Governor Doug Ducey of trespassing on Federal Property. Yes, you read that correctly.

The Background: 

The Biden Administration (Kamala Harris is officially in charge of our border protection) has done nothing to slow the constant influx of illegal aliens across our southern border.  Some brave officials and governors are becoming more and more creative as they deal with the situation. First, they began bussing the migrants to sanctuary cities and states, assuming that those who voted to keep our borders unprotected would be happy to host the influx of migrants. 

But a warm welcome from these states and cities for the migrants was not the case. In fact, the liberal cities of NYC and D.C declared a state of emergency.  Now, the Governor of Arizona is taking matters further into his own hands to protect the people of his state and the U.S at large – all while receiving little to no help from the Federal Government.

Gov. Ducey announced last week that he would have crews install shipping containers along a section of the border to fill gaps not covered by a wall. The announcement came two weeks after federal officials ordered him to take down containers he had placed in the southwestern part of the state. The Republican governor then sued and requested the courts allow Arizona to keep 100 shipping containers, double stacked with barbed wire on top, in place near Yuma. 

Ducey said he was pushing back against "the inaction of the Biden administration in stopping migrants from entering the state from Mexico," by placing these containers strategically to fill in gaps along the Arizona and Mexico border. 

Even as the Biden administration continues to demand Ducey remove the barriers, claiming that the state is trespassing on federal lands, Ducey has the support of his local level officials with Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls. With Nicholls stating, "They say this is federal land, and it is, but it would be trespassing supposedly to put these containers on there. Well, my contention is that 300,000 people that have come through this year alone, they’ve been trespassing, and I don’t remember seeing a letter going out to anybody to try to stop any of that."

Notable Quotes: 

"The unauthorized placement of those containers constitutes a violation of federal law and is a trespass against the United States." –Jacklynn Gould, Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Basin

What do you think?