Arizona has capitulated to the Biden administration's anti-constitutional and anti-federalism edict demanding that they take down a newly constructed makeshift border wall on the state's border with Mexico.
From Ali Bradley's News Nation story:
After Arizona spent more than $100 million in taxpayer dollars putting up shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border, the state is now shelling out more than $76 million to remove them, according to a contract with AshBritt, Inc.
Shipping containers removed from the border will be taken to the state prison in Yuma. But agents told NewsNation they are concerned over holes that will be left in the wall. Even though migrant encounters actually increased while the containers were in place, agents said they had an operational advantage responding to large groups with them there, because people were only able to cross along one area of tribal land. Once the containers are removed, agents will once again have to respond to multiple areas with limited manpower.
Yep, Arizona, under Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, put up a makeshift border wall at the cost of $100 million to the state.
One day after Katie Hobbs – who was elected under disputed circumstances – was inaugurated as governor, the state is spending another $76 million to tear the wall right back down.
What a difference leadership makes.
Construction of the container wall began in Yuma, a popular crossing point, this past August despite objections from conservation groups, the federal government and activists. These containers filled areas left open when Trump's 450-mile border wall was built.
The Biden administration filed a lawsuit, saying the wall was trespassing on federal land as Gov. Doug Ducey did not have permission to stack the containers there, and the governor agreed to remove them.
Border Patrol agents have seen record-high numbers of crossings in recent months, which they say have overwhelmed them and towns in the area, spurring the shipping containers.
Work on the wall was about one-third of the way completed, but protestors concerned about the environmental impacts helped hold it up in recent days.
I would say the odds of Kari Lake caving to Biden and paying to punch giant holes in border security would be somewhere around zero.
At least she would make Biden do the dirty work himself.
But with Katie Hobbs taking office, this was a foregone conclusion.
The Biden administration is demonstrating, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they want the borders to be wide open. Looks like we'll get another 2.76 million illegal aliens this year!
It's not that they don't care about the border. No, they want to completely erase our borders. And if that means tearing down a state's efforts to secure its borders, they won't hesitate to do so.