Arizona Tells Biden to Go Pound Sand, Rejects Demand to Remove Shipping Containers Along Border

Leaders in the state of Arizona have told Democrat President Joe Biden to go pound sand and rejected the administration’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation told Arizona last week in a demand letter that it was violating federal law by placing more than 100 containers on federal land and on the land of the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s Reservation.

“The unauthorized placement of those containers constitutes a violation of federal law and is a trespass against the United States,” the letter said.

“That trespass is harming federal lands and resources and impeding Reclamation’s ability to perform its mission.”

But Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey refused the federal government’s demand, warning that his state won’t move the barriers until Biden does his job and builds a wall and secures the border.

Ducey said: “Arizonans cannot — and will not — wait for federal bureaucrats to do their job and secure the border. We’re taking action now.”

The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs sent a letter back to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, saying “the containers will remain in place until specific details regarding construction are provided.”

Ducey’s Communications Director C.J. Karamargin said:

“It took the feds since August to write a letter? If this is any indication of their sense of urgency, then perhaps that explains the problem we’re having.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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