Given just how logically-infantile President Joe Biden’s immigration policies have been over the course of his first term, it would be hard to find many state-level politicians willing to consider that his administration’s order on the border are anything but optional.
In Arizona, one of the states that bears the brunt of the Democrats’ lackadaisical stance on immigration, a recent demand from the White House has fallen on deaf ears, with local lawmakers simply rejecting the orders outright.
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.
Local officials, including some working for Governor Doug Ducey, did not hold back.
“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.”
Perfectly illustrating the Biden administration’s frustrating lack of initiative on immigration is the fact the Vice President Kamala Harris was assigned the role of Border Czar early in this first term, and then spent the next 90 days gallivanting around the nation before even so much as visiting the border.