‘CRAZY’: CBP Want’s To Take Down Arizona’s Wall, Replace With ‘Mesh’

  • The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it would be putting up a temporary barrier in areas “previously disrupted by other construction activities” beginning next year, according to a letter shared with The Arizona Sun Times. C.J. Karamargin, communications director for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R), told The Sun Times this is not going to happen.
  • “Essentially, they’re [the CPB] asking that we re-open the gaps in the border barrier. Not gonna happen,” Karamargin said in a phone interview.
  • The CPB sent this letter Monday, not to the governor’s office but to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Addressed to “to whom it may concern,” it outlined using “temporary mesh fencing” and “mechanized bollard vehicle gates” to fill the border gaps. The CBP appears to be trying to build a temporary border fence by removing the one Ducey already set up.