Arizona filling gaps in U.S.-Mexico border wall without federal permission
Arizona has been stacking shipping containers to close a 1,000- foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma.
Governor Doug Ducey (R) issued an executive order on Friday instructing the state to fill the remaining gaps.
This order was not authorized by the federal government even though the wall stands on federal ground.
Ducey says that the Biden administration has consistently ignored his requests for support at the border to handle the surge of crossings and Arizona can no longer wait for federal action. The state will be stacking 60 shipping containers,
Welding them shut and adding four feet of razor wire to reinforce the barrier.
“Arizona has had enough. We can’t wait any longer,” the state’s Republican governor said.