An District of Arizona The sheriff said Saturday that he is disappointed that Gov. Doug Ducey is sending large shipping containers to the border in an effort to build a makeshift border wall.
Sheriff David Hathaway said the containers reached 6 miles from Santa Cruz County FOX 10 Phoenix he would arrest anyone who tried to place them in what he called an “illegal dump” in the county.
“The area where they put the containers is completely on federal land, on national forests,” the sheriff told the station. “It’s not public land, it’s not private land, and the federal government has said that [is] illegal activity. So if I saw someone committing an assault, murder, or theft of a vehicle on public land in my county, I would charge that person with a crime.”
ARIZONA GOVERNOR DU DUCIE SUES BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO DEMAND REMOVAL OF TRAVEL CONTAINERS FILLING BORDER SIDES
ARIZONA GOVERNMENT BEGINS INSTALLATION OF SCARCE IN BOUNDARY WALL TO SHIPPING CONTAINERS TOPPED WITH BARBED WIRE
Ducey sued the federal government in October after it was told to stop double-stacking more than 100 containers in borders of the wall on federal and tribal lands near Yuma.
He has been ordering containers to the border since last summer.
“Our border communities are overrun with illegal activity as a result of the Biden administration’s failure to secure the southern border,” Ducey said in a statement at the time. “Arizona is taking action in protest on behalf of our citizens. With this lawsuit, we are resisting efforts by federal bureaucrats to reverse the progress we have made. The safety and security of Arizona and its citizens cannot be ignored. Arizona will do the job that Joe Biden refuses to do – secure the border by any means necessary. We are not backing down.”
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The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the governor’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.