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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey sues Biden administrator over demand to remove shipping containers filling border gaps


Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is suing the Biden administration over a federal order requiring the removal of double-stacked shipping containers used to fill gaps at the state’s border with Mexico.

In a press release announcing the lawsuit, Ducey, a Republican, said Biden’s failure to secure the southern border has resulted in surrounding communities being overwhelmed by “illegal activities.”

“Arizona is taking action to protest on behalf of our citizens,” he said. “With this lawsuit, we are pushing back against the efforts of federal bureaucrats to reverse the progress we have made. The safety and security of Arizona and its citizens must not be ignored. Arizona will do the job that Joe Biden refuses to do. do – secure the border in any way possible. We are not backing down.”

The lawsuit names as defendants the US Bureau of Reclamation, the US Forest Service and its executives and Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack.

ARIZONA GOV STARTS SEALING GAPS IN BORDER WALL WITH CUT WIRE TOPPER SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Construction to place these shipping containers in the gaps in the border wall has begun in Yuma, Arizona. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona is suing the Biden administration over an order to remove shipping containers used to fill gaps at the southern border.
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On Thursday, Ducey said “the border barrier mission is working.” in reference to the containers stacked along the border. In August, he announced that the state had filled more than 4,000 feet of border gaps over the summer with shipping containers welded together and topped with 4 feet of razor wire.

In the lawsuit, the governor said the federal government initiated construction of a border wall but abandoned those efforts when Biden took office, leaving billions of dollars in unfinished work and states without the means or support to continue. building.

The decision to halt construction left “numerous gaps” in the border wall and facilitated the illegal passage of migrants into the United States, according to the lawsuit.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona is suing the Biden administration over an order to remove shipping containers used to fill gaps at the southern border.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona is suing the Biden administration over an order to remove shipping containers used to fill gaps at the southern border.
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“Indeed, the crisis on the southern border is characterized by a massive and multiple influx of migrants, drugs and crime that only increases alongside the neglect of the federal government,” the lawsuit states. “The gaps in the border wall have also created a humanitarian crisis in Arizona as migrants stream through the gaps in the border wall and into Arizona’s border towns, which have quickly been overwhelmed.”

The suit came days after the Bureau of Reclamation sent a letter to Arizona officials ordering the containers removed and no new ones placed, saying it wanted to avoid conflicts with two federal contracts already awarded and two more still pending to fill the gaps in the nearby border wall. Morelos Dam in Yuma, Arizona.

The Center for Biological Diversity has raised a different objection to the shipping containers, filing a notice of intent to sue the Ducey administration over what the environmental group said are plans to erect more shipping containers along of the border.

Some gaps in the border fence built by the Trump administration have recently been filled with shipping containers by the Arizona state government, making it more difficult for immigrants to pass through some areas.

Some gaps in the border fence built by the Trump administration have recently been filled with shipping containers by the Arizona state government, making it more difficult for immigrants to pass through some areas.
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The group said the move would clog a critical migration corridor for jaguars and ocelots.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Paul Best and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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