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Arizona Fills in Gaps at Mexico Border Wall

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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Photo Credit: Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 17 — Last week Joe Biden made it easier for illegal immigrants to walk across our border with Mexico. He succeeded in getting a judge to overturn President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required would-be migrants to remain south of the border while they await an okay to cross the border. The ruling lets them cross the border for a hearing on whether they can remain in the U.S. and wait in-country for a judge’s decision; it makes it easier for them to avoid detention and deportation.

Meanwhile, Biden’s lackadaisical response to the border crisis has forced Arizona and Texas, the states hardest hit by the unprecedented rush of illegal migrants seeking to enter the U.S., to take matters into their own hands to check the surge as best they can. It has forced Governors Doug Ducey [AZ] and Greg Abbott [TX] to take the action and the responsibility that the president seems unwilling to initiate.

In a statement issued by Governor Ducey a few days ago, he stated that: “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. Time and time again we’ve stepped in to clean up their mess. Arizonans can’t wait any longer for the federal government to deliver on their delayed promises.” 

Ducey announced that, since the federal government hesitates to fill the gaps in President Trump’s protective wall along the state’s border, Arizona is doing the job on its own, using “60 double-stacked shipping containers reinforced with concertina wire on top.” The container stacks would be 22-feet high.  They will be linked and welded together.  A 25-person team was already on the job and the project will be completed in a matter of days, he said.

“The barrier mission delivers on the most meaningful border security legislation in Arizona history, which passed the Arizona Legislature this year. Of the $335 million investment in the Arizona Border Security Fund to construct and maintain a border fence, it will take $6 million to fill the thousand-foot gap in Yuma.” Last year, Abbott used shipping containers to fill in gaps in the Texas wall last year.

Washington has neglected pleas for help as lawless intruders have overwhelmed the residents of Arizona and Texas for more than a year and a half — almost from the day President Biden was sworn in. Biden did nothing and so It was left to Governors Ducey and Abbott to deal with the “invading” illegals. Among other measures, in addition to patching up the wall, they’ve been sending those migrants who wish to go elsewhere in the U.S. — particularly those cities that are proud to call themselves “sanctuary cities” — to help alleviate the burden in their states. Ducey and Abbott have bused more than 6,000 of them to New York City and Philadelphia whose mayors are objecting. They don’t like it, nor are they as welcoming as they claim to be.

But Mark Morgan, who headed up the Customs and Border Protection Agency under former President Donald Trump sent this message for the sanctuary city mayors: “Welcome to the party. Where have you been for the last year and a half?” he rhetorically asked. “So, she’s (Muriel) got about 5 to 6 thousand illegal aliens in her city over the past few months. Meanwhile, there are border states and communities in Texas and Arizona that get that every 24 hours.” According to Governor Abbott: “This just shows the hypocrisy of the liberal leaders up in the Northeast who think the border crisis created by Joe Biden. That’s fine as long as it’s Texas that has to deal with it.”

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Patrick keating
Patrick keating
1 year ago

Yay! It’s about time somebody did something ! you have to leave it up to the sound governors, to back up their words! That’s a good idea too, using storage crates.!!!!!

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Great move! But what took so long? Now, let’s hope TX does likewise.

And to save on labor costs for patrols, run an electrical charge through the fence and containers. Nothing lethal. But enough to be sure no one tries twice.

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

Jackass Joe knows he has to somehow remain in power because if Donald Trump gets re-elected President THEY SHOULD ALL BE CHARGED WITH TREASON, FOUND GUILTY and PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY!
We the People NEED to DEMAND that the Government represent the populace first and foremost or PAY THE PRICE!!!

Barb
Barb
1 year ago

Fix what is broken and what has fallen, and continue building that wall. Don’t stop because of a little problem, keep building.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
1 year ago

If they are gonna lettem in, the govt. should place them in some of these abondend militery bases. Let them do all repair work. Kyle L.

JEFFREY JONES
JEFFREY JONES
1 year ago

“choot em as they cross…they will stop!!!

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
1 year ago

Call it what it is. It is NOT the the Biden administration’s lackadaisical response, just like the wrecked economy, inflation, the compromised integrity of our military and world prestige and every single thing the left touches; it is a very DELIBERATE and AGRESSIVE act by the radical left to undermine all the good President Trump did for America, all that America is and destroy our Constitution, to eradicate God from anything and everywhere, to take our children in the name of “education,” and to hand America over to the global elitists, destroy the middle class and take control of everyone’s lives. Simply another totalitarian regime in the making.
Cudos to governors like Ducey and Abbott, DeSantis and Nome, too, for protecting THEIR states’ rights and integrity in the face of Federal bureaucratic treason.

Thomas D Booth
Thomas D Booth
1 year ago

Can’t the wall material meant for the wall be used. If the federal government says you can’t, take it anyway.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

AZ & TX should merge on Wall resources, etc

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