Border barrier of delivery containers snakes throughout Arizona wilderness By Reuters
© Reuters. A view of delivery containers from the border wall on the frontier with Mexico in Cochise County, Arizona, U.S. November 6, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Machowicz
By Liliana Salgado
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (Reuters) – An extended, skinny line stretches throughout the dusty Arizona panorama. It’s a border barrier – however not the customary wall or fence. That is made up solely of delivery containers stacked on high of one another.
The improvised wall – topped with concertina wire – was ordered constructed by Republican Governor Doug Ducey in August in an try to fill gaps within the U.S.-Mexico border utilized by migrants.
Border communities had been overwhelmed, he argued, saying the double-stacked containers would attain 22 toes (6.7 m) excessive.
Initially ordered for Yuma County, Reuters noticed a container wall being constructed in Cochise County.
Environmental protesters mentioned the development was dangerous to native wildlife. On Tuesday, a small group sat subsequent to one of many containers.
“We’re not right here to trigger harm, get in anybody’s approach. What we’re right here to do is take pleasure in our public lands in a strategic approach that hinders the location of additional delivery containers,” mentioned Eamon Harrity, wildlife challenge supervisor at Sky Island Alliance.
The Heart for Organic Variety has mentioned the containers could hinder a crucial jaguar and ocelot migration hall, whereas the U.S. Forest Service mentioned on the finish of November that the wall might create security hazards and referred to as it illegal.
Ducey argues he has the suitable to defend the state of Arizona and shield its residents. He has filed a lawsuit asking a decide to cease the federal authorities from interfering. Final month, the federal authorities filed a movement to dismiss that lawsuit.