Arizona Moving Ahead on Border Wall

The governor is tired of waiting, state Homeland Security director said. 

The State of Arizona will not wait for President Biden’s administration to build a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico boundary and has chosen to go it alone, erecting its own state-funded barrier to stop an unprecedented flow of illegal immigrants. 

Governor Doug Ducey’s top advisers announced on Friday morning that construction began “six minutes ago” on a portion of the Yuma border where land gaps exist between the wall projects as a result of President Biden’s January 2021 order to stop construction of the barrier. 

The state made the decision this week to finish the border wall and said it had not informed the Department of Homeland Security or the White House of its decision to build. 

“This is an easy solution that Washington, D.C., just continues to fail to act on,” said Tim Roemer, the director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. “We’re done waiting for them. … The governor is done waiting for the Biden administration to act, and we’re going to.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Governor Ducey as he takes action on the border crisis in Arizona.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he oversees the Department of Homeland Security.
  • For the president and his advisors as they assess policies on immigration.

Sources: Washington Examiner, KPHO


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