Arizona agrees to remove makeshift wall on Mexico border

PA Agency

USA / 22.12.2022 13:27:00

The governor of ArizonaDoug Ducey, will retire a makeshift wall made with containers on the border with Mexico for the purpose of a lawsuit and political dispute with the United States government over the invasion of federal lands.

The administration of President Joe Biden and the Republican governor reached an agreement that Arizona will stop installing containers in national forestsaccording to court documents filed yesterday in Federal Court in Phoenix.

Hundreds of containers were placed at the border. (AP)

Under the agreement, Arizona will also remove containers that were already installed in the remote San Rafael Valley in southeast Cochise County, before January 4 without causing damage to natural resources. State agencies should consult with representatives of the US Forest Service.

The resolution comes two weeks before Democrat Katie Hobbs, who opposes the construction, takes office as governor.

the federal government filed a lawsuit last week against the Ducey government on behalf of the US Department of Interior’s Office of Reclamation, the Department of Agriculture, and the Forest Service.

Before the lawsuit, Ducey told federal officials that Arizona was ready to help remove the containers. she said they were placed as a temporary barrierbut wanted the federal government to say when it would fill the remaining spaces in the permanent border wall, as it announced a year ago.

The container wall was temporary, authorities said.  |  AFP

The container wall was temporary, authorities said. | AFP

The federal government “owes the residents of Arizona and all Americans post a scheduleDucey wrote last week, in response to news of the pending federal lawsuit.

The work of laying up three thousand containers at a cost of 95 million dollars It was one-third complete, but protesters concerned about its impact on the environment delayed the moves in recent days.

Arizona will stop installing containers on national forests.  |  AFP

Arizona will stop installing containers on national forests. | AFP

​MMeantime, the limits on asylum seekers hoping to enter the United States expired yesterday before conservative-leaning states sought the Supreme Court’s help to keep them in place.

The Biden administration has asked the court to lift the Donald Trump-era restrictions, but not before Christmas. It is not clear when the court will rule on the issue.


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