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Shipping containers wait in Arizona community before going to border

Oct 10, 2022, 2:00 PM | Updated: 2:42 pm

Shipping containers fill gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Yuma. Shipping containers are also ...

Shipping containers fill gaps in the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Yuma. Shipping containers are also being used on other parts of the Arizona-Mexico border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Some residents of Whetstone are not too keen that their community being the staging area for shipping containers that will go to the Mexico border.

The Sierra Vista Herald/Review reports some locals find the containers make for unsightly views being near residents and visible from State Route 90.

An emergency management contractor is temporarily leasing a property just east of State Route 90, north of Huachuca City, to ready the containers.

It’s part of an effort by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma.

Cochise County Deputy Administrator Sharon Gilman said the county issued permits for the contractor to clear the property of any vegetation. But she declined to comment further since it is a state project.

C.J. Karamargin, Ducey’s spokesman, says the shipping containers have proved very effective.

Officials with Ducey’s office say they are acting to stop migrants after repeated, unfulfilled promises from the Biden administration to close the border gap.

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Shipping containers wait in Arizona community before going to border