Arizona’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs is refusing a demand by the Biden administration to remove the shipping containers they are using to close gaps in the wall at the southern border.
A letter written to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and signed by Allen Clark, Director of Arizona’s DEMA, states “the containers will remain in place until specific details regarding construction are provided.”
Clark goes on to argue that the residents of Arizona “cannot rely on the federal government to ensure its security.”
“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,” he added.
The letter comes in response to a demand by the Biden administration to remove the shipping containers that are predominantly being used to seal up gaps in the border wall near Yuma.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation penned its own letter last week claiming Arizona’s shipping containers are trespassing on its lands and those of the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s West Reservation.
The Bureau indicates contracts have been awarded to close the gaps in question and they ‘anticipate’ awarding more.
As such, they insisted the containers be removed so the project can continue “without unnecessary delay.”
Odd though, isn’t it, that the Biden administration is suddenly concerned about unnecessary delays when the President halted construction of the border wall on his first day in office?
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order to seal up gaps in the border wall in August.
Meaning the White House had no less than 18 months to get those contracts awarded and pushed out to start construction.
The shipping containers stand 22 feet high, are welded together, and feature an additional four feet of razor wiring added to the top.
Ducey’s reasoning behind installing the containers includes the Biden administration’s “lack of urgency on border security,” which he labeled a “dereliction of duty.”
“Arizona has had enough,” he said. “We can’t wait any longer.”
The Political Insider reported in July that the Biden administration had authorized closing four major gaps in the construction of the border wall near Yuma, Arizona.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, at the time regarding news that the administration would be finishing a wall she once called “racist.”
Now they want Arizona to tear down what they’ve constructed just so contractors can come in and do the job that President Biden halted in the first place.
A shining example of government at its most efficient.
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