Border barrier of shipping containers snakes throughout Arizona wilderness By Reuters

© Reuters. A view of shipping 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) – A long, thin line extends throughout the dirty Arizona landscape. It is a border barrier – however not the traditional wall or fence. This is comprised completely of shipping containers stacked on top of each other.

The improvised wall – topped with concertina wire – was purchased constructed by Republican Governor Doug Ducey in August in an effort to fill spaces in the U.S.-Mexico border utilized by migrants.

Border neighborhoods had actually been overwhelmed, he argued, stating the double-stacked containers would reach 22 feet (6.7 m) high.

Initially purchased for Yuma County, Reuters observed a container wall being built in Cochise County.

Environmental protesters stated the building and construction was hazardous to regional wildlife. On Tuesday, a little group sat beside among the containers.

“We’re not here to cause damage, get in anyone’s way. What we’re here to do is enjoy our public lands in a strategic way that hinders the placement of further shipping containers,” stated Eamon Harrity, wildlife job supervisor at Sky Island Alliance.

The Center for Biological Diversity has stated the containers might block a crucial jaguar and ocelot migration passage, while the U.S. Forest Service stated at the end of November that the wall might produce security dangers and called it illegal.

Ducey argues he can safeguard the state of Arizona and safeguard its people. He has actually submitted a suit asking a judge to stop the federal government from interfering. Last month, the federal government submitted a movement to dismiss that claim.


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