PHOENIX — The state of Arizona has begun putting in shipping containers along one other part of the U.S.-Mexico border to fill gaps that aren’t coated by a border wall.
The transfer introduced by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday to put in stacks of containers in Cochise County in south-eastern Arizona got here two weeks after federal officers instructed him to take away containers he had positioned along the border in southwestern Arizona.
Ducey sued in federal courtroom on Friday, asking a courtroom to permit the state to maintain more than 100 double-stacked containers topped with razor wire in place close to the neighborhood of Yuma, which sits close to the California border. It additionally mentions U.S. Forest Service land the place the brand new containers are being positioned lots of of miles (kilometers) to the east.
The containers close to Yuma had been positioned in August to fill gaps within the border wall as Ducey ratcheted up political posturing in opposition to what he known as the inaction of the Biden Administration in stopping migrants from coming into the state from Mexico.
The new part of shipping containers is aimed toward a 10-mile (16-kilometer) part of the border. Ducey mentioned it will take more than 2,700 of the 60-foot-long (18-meter-long) shipping containers to fill the hole.
The border wall promoted by former President Donald Trump stays a potent challenge for Republican politicians hoping to indicate their assist for border safety.
Migrants have continued to keep away from the just lately erected boundaries close to Yuma by going round them.
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