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Containers are no hindrance for migrants on Arizona border

Border wall
Arizona Governor's Office
Installation of 60 double-stacked shipping containers topped with concertina wire began Fri, Aug. 12 at the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma. Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order to block a thousand-foot gap in the wall but does not have the explicit permission from the federal government.

A border wall with Mexico isn’t the issue it was during Donald Trump's presidency but plans for more barriers in Yuma serve as a reminder of obstacles that the federal government always faces: difficulty working on tribal lands and private property.

When the Biden administration announced plans to award a contract this fall to plug gaps in the Yuma border wall, Gov. Doug Ducey said he couldn't wait and last week finished installing 130 double-stacked shipping containers.

So far, they've had no discernible impact. Hundreds of migrants have continued walking through tribal lands before dawn each day.