AZ Refuses President Biden’s Order to Remove Border Barrier

To quote a now-canceled SNL skit starring Will Ferrell as Robert Goulet: You wouldn’t hire a clown to fix a leak in the john, so why would you ask a Democrat to fix the border crisis?

This is apparently the attitude that Arizona is taking as Joe Biden, a President whose immigration policies have been abject disasters, begins to make demands of just how the Copper State handles the issue.

Arizona is balking at a White House demand to remove shipping containers the state’s Republican governor ordered double-stacked along the Mexico border because they were not cleared for use on federal land.

The US Bureau of Reclamation informed state officials ​last week that using the containers to plug gaps in the border wall near Yuma violates federal law — the latest dispute between the Biden White House and Republican-led border states over the ongoing migration crisis.

Gov. Doug Ducey, expressing frustration at President Biden’s failure to address immigration, ordered the building of a border wall by stacking more than 100 22-feet-high shipping containers on top of one another earlier this summer.

There was plenty more where that came from:

Responding to the Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs fired back with its own letter on Tuesday.

“The containers will remain in place until specific details regarding construction are provided,” the letter says.​

A spokesperson for Ducey said the governor is weighing a separate response, but questioned the federal government’s sense of urgency in dealing with the situation.​

“It took the feds since August to write a letter?” Ducey Communications Director C.J. Karamargin​ told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday. ​”If this is any indication of their sense of urgency, then perhaps that explains the problem we’re having.”

The White House has no one to blame but themselves for this insubordination, however, as their abysmal record on the border has made compliance impossible and inappropriate for the people of Arizona.



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