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Arizona Sheriff Asks Governor Ducey To Stop Sending Shipping Containers To Border For Makeshift Wall

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An Arizona County sheriff said Saturday he was frustrated that Governor Doug Ducey sent large shipping containers to the border in an effort to build a makeshift border wall.

With the containers reaching within 6 miles of Santa Cruz County, Sheriff David Hathaway told FOX 10 Phoenix he would arrest anyone who tried to place them in the county, which he called an “illegal dump.”

“The area where they are placing the containers is entirely on federal land, on national forest land,” the sheriff told the station. “This is not state land, this is not private land, and the feds said this [is] illegal activity. So in the same way that if I saw someone commit an assault or a homicide or theft of a vehicle on public property in my county, I would charge that person with a crime.”

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has been ordering shipping containers at the border since last summer.
(Photo by Qian Weizhong/VCG via Getty Images)

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Ducey filed a lawsuit against the federal government in October when he was told to stop piling more than 100 containers into gaps in the border wall on federal and tribal lands near Yuma.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway said he would begin making arrests if the shipping containers enter the county.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway said he would begin making arrests if the shipping containers enter the county.
(Sheriff David Hathaway/Twitter)

He’s been ordering containers at the border since last summer.

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 federal government over an order to remove shipping containers used to fill gaps at the southern border.

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 federal government over an order to remove shipping containers used to fill gaps at the southern border.
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“Our border communities are overwhelmed with illegal activity due to the Biden administration’s failure to secure the southern border,” Ducey said in a statement at the time. “Arizona is taking action to protest on behalf of our citizens. 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 not be ignored. Arizona is going to do the job Joe Biden refuses to do – secure the border any way we can. We’re not backing down.”

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The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the Governor’s Office did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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