DHS to Finish Portion of Arizona Border Wall

Senator Kelly said it is necessary to keep communities safe. 

On Thursday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas authorized Customs and Border Protection to close four gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border wall around the Morelos Dam in Arizona. The area was originally overseen by the Department of Defense, but they have recently left the area. There are four gaps in the fencing around the dam, a part of the Colorado River that the DHS says is particularly dangerous for migrants and first responders.

“Prior to construction, DHS will engage in standard environmental planning and conduct stakeholder outreach and consultation,” the department stated. “DHS will move as expeditiously as possible, while still maintaining environmental stewardship.”

Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona had lobbied for action to be taken. “For too long, the Morelos Dam area has been an operational challenge for Border Patrol agents to properly secure the border and keep our communities safe,” stated Senator Kelly. “I’m glad that the Department of Homeland Security has listened to Arizona and is going to close these gaps. This is a step forward, and I’ll keep working to ensure that Arizona has the tools needed for a secure and orderly process at the border including fencing and barriers where they make sense.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Kelly as he seeks to keep Americans and migrants safe from dangerous gaps in the border fencing.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s direction as he oversees Homeland Security.
  • For DHS officials as they coordinate the completion of construction to close the four barrier gaps.
  • For protection for border patrol agents and the migrants they encounter.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Newsmax, Department of Homeland Security 


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