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Rep. Dunn wants Ducey to ‘hold fast’ on shipping containers, keep them in place at Yuma border gaps


Dunn said in a press release he supports Governor Ducey's Yuma border gap solution

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - In a press release sent Thursday, October 20, Arizona State Rep. Tim Dunn (R-Arizona) said he has strong support for Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to place shipping containers in Yuma's border gaps.

Rep. Dunn has also stated he urges the Governor to continue the strategy despite the demands from the federal government requesting Arizona to remove the shipping containers.

Here is Representative Tim Dunn's statement:

“The Biden administration has made it clear that they have no interest in protecting America’s borders. The same goes for Democrats who control Congress. Border states and communities are left open and undefended against the relentless flow of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and dangerous narcotics because of the federal government’s refusal to secure the border. As a result, it’s up to Arizona to do everything possible to protect our communities. And we have.

“The Legislature appropriated more than $560 million for border security assistance in the recent state budget. And Governor Ducey has shown great leadership, installing barriers made of shipping containers to effectively close several border gaps in the Yuma area. These barriers have succeeded in stopping the illegal traffic and trespassing through produce fields which would damage land and threaten crops that Americans rely upon.

“Now, the Biden administration is demanding that Arizona remove those barriers. I don’t think we should, and I hope Governor Ducey holds fast. Moreover, I encourage the Governor to keep up the work he’s begun and close additional gaps where possible with the defensive placement of shipping containers or by other means appropriate to improve safety and security along the border.”

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