Arizona bypasses federal government to fill border wall gap


(NewsNation) — Arizona has now filled a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall in Yuma, taking the situation into their own hands and doing so without federal permission. The gap had become one of the busiest corridors for illegal immigrant crossings.

On Sunday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted photos of shipping containers saying that one border wall gap is now closed, and four feet of razor wire was also being installed atop the shipping containers.

NewsNation border correspondent Ali Bradley, however, says there were significant gaps in the makeshift wall, reporting that the shipping containers seemed to just end when she was in Yuma on Monday.

“We need to finish the wall, we need to secure our border,” said Jonathan Lines, a Republican supervisor in Yuma County, Arizona Monday.

“It’s not just what we’re seeing here. It’s the drugs and the bad actors who are coming across the border. We need to give border security the tools, so they can continue to secure the border and provide security for the nation,” he continued.

The Biden administration previously said it plans to fill gaps in Yuma, claiming it was “cleaning up” a mess left by the Trump administration.

Could Arizona be penalized for their actions? In the video above, Julio Rosas, a senior writer at Townhall, weighs in on the topic.

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