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mystery-ak:
 Biden administration demands Arizona remove shipping containers in gaps along border
by Julia Shapero - 10/18/22 12:04 PM ET



The Biden administration on Friday demanded that Arizona remove several dozen shipping containers that the state placed in gaps along its southern border with Mexico.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said in a letter on Friday that several of the double-stacked shipping containers lay within its lands and those of the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s West Reservation without their permission, violating federal law and constituting trespassing. 

The bureau requested that the state remove the 80 shipping containers on its lands near Morelos Dam and another 42 containers on tribal lands, as well as halt the addition of new containers to federal or Indian trust lands.

The Bureau of Reclamation said U.S. Customs and Border Protection has awarded a contract to close two gaps on its lands near the dam and anticipates awarding another contract to close two other gaps in the area, noting that it demanded the containers’ removal so the project can continue “without unnecessary delay.”

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) began moving shipping containers to the state’s southern border in August to “close the gaps in Arizona’s southern border wall, regardless of location.”


The move came just days after the Biden administration announced its plans to end former President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. The “Remain in Mexico” policy required that asylum-seekers remain in Mexico while awaiting hearings in U.S. immigration court.

Friday’s letter reflects an ongoing battle between the Biden administration and Republican governors along the southern border over immigration. Ducey has joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in busing thousands of migrants from the border to Democratic-led cities in the north in protest President Biden’s border policies.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3694229-biden-administration-demands-arizona-remove-shipping-containers-in-gaps-along-border/

While Biden has rebuffed Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, he appears to have embraced another Trump-era immigration policy — Title 42. The Biden administration last week expanded Title 42, which blocks migrants from seeking asylum, to apply to Venezuelan migrants. The move was coupled by a new program that allows 24,000 Venezuelan migrants to gain entry to the U.S. via sponsorship.

Free Vulcan:
These idiots can't stop from stepping on their own danglys.

Sue the crap out of them AZ.

libertybele:
Interior Department Calls Arizona Governor’s Use of Shipping Containers as Border Wall ‘a Trespass Against the United States’

 Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is using shipping containers to fill in the gaps of the border wall in high traffic areas – a move that the Biden administration said amounts to trespassing, because the land the containers sit on is federal land.

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said Friday that the 300,000 migrants that have come through the area this year are the real trespassers, and he didn’t see a letter from the administration to try to stop that.

“Right now we’re at about 5,000 to 6,000 people a week coming through the Yuma sector alone. We’re also getting drug seizures of meth and fentanyl here at record levels, so those are all activity coming through just a porous border,” Nicholls told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“So working with the governor's office, we're able to identify some of the higher traffic areas and the governor did mobilize and very quickly get up shipping containers to block those areas. Now, that shifts the traffic. It doesn't stop the traffic, but it shifts it to areas that are a little bit easier to focus more on that activity. So it’s more easy to address with law enforcement and Border Patrol,” he said.

When asked how the administration responded to the governor’s decision, the mayor said, “They say this is federal land, and it is, but it would be trespassing supposedly to put these containers on there. Well, my contention is that 300,000 people that have come through this year alone, they've been trespassing, and I don't remember seeing a letter going out to anybody to try to stop any of that. ...........

https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/interior-department-calls-arizona-governors-use-shipping

Hoodat:

--- Quote from: libertybele on October 28, 2022, 10:40:49 pm ---Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is using shipping containers to fill in the gaps of the border wall in high traffic areas – a move that the Biden administration said amounts to trespassing, because the land the containers sit on is federal land.

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Isn't it also trespassing when illegal immigrants cross over it?

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