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A Visual Study of Arizona's Container Wall
Posted on 11 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Austin Kocher, Ph.D., Jan. 11, 2023 "The agreement between Arizona and the federal government to remove the container wall was signed just days after I visited the monstrosity for myself. ..." Read More

Ariz. Gov. Ducey is Not Giving Up
Posted on 24 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Despite his recent stipulation to remove his border container wall, Gov. Ducey still claims that the federal government does not own the "Roosevelt Reservation" along the border. Here is his latest (Dec. 23, 2022) court filing. Read More

Ariz. Gov. Ducey to Remove Shipping Container Wall
Posted on 22 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul Ingram, Tucson Sentinel, Dec. 21, 2022 "Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will halt placing shipping containers along the Arizona-Mexico border, and begin removing hundreds of the 8,000-lb. steel boxes set up as makeshift barriers from... Read More

Feds Sue Arizona for Trespassing: USA v. Ducey
Posted on 15 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USA v. Ducey "...Arizona has entered Reclamation and Forest Service lands along the Arizona-Mexico border and installed—and continues to install—hundreds of double-stacked multi-ton shipping containers that damage federal lands, threaten... Read More

Tags: Arizona , Ducey , border

Protesters Halt Ariz. Gov. Ducey's Illegal Container Wall
Posted on 14 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, Dec. 14, 2022 "For seven weeks, the Biden administration has watched Arizona’s governor engage in a pattern of brazen lawbreaking along the border, destroying public lands that the administration is sworn to... Read More

Gov. Ducey’s Illegal Shipping Container Wall is Worse Than You Can Imagine
Posted on 6 Dec 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Dec. 6, 2022 "In 2008, I wrote about the first border walls built after 9/11 in Texas, and over the last 15 years I’ve continued to document walls, walls, and more border walls under every president... Read More

Arizona Gov. Ducey's Container Border Wall: Litigation UPDATE (Nov. 23, 2022)
Posted on 23 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Keep an eye on Ducey v. Moore (2:22-cv-01814) in Arizona federal district court. For background and context, watch this and this . According to expert attorney Dinah Bear , Gov. Ducey's attorneys are making some rather extraordinary claims. Nov... Read More

Tags: wall , Arizona , Ducey , border

How a Medical Examiner’s Office Transformed to Address Migrant Deaths
Posted on 19 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caroline Tracey, High Country News, Sept. 19, 2022 "The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner began to coordinate its response to migrant death in May of 2002, when 14 people — 13 migrants and a suspected guide who remains unidentified... Read More

Tribe: Arizona Built Border Barrier Against Its Wishes
Posted on 6 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Sept. 3, 2022 "The Cocopah Indian Tribe said Friday that the state of Arizona acted against its wishes by stacking shipping containers on its land to prevent illegal border crossings. The tribe determined that the... Read More

After Years of Tribal Resistance, DHS Finishes its “Virtual Wall” on the Tohono O’odham Nation
Posted on 1 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Todd Miller, The Border Chronicle, Sept. 1, 2022 "When I come across surveillance towers in the borderlands, I first look to see if there are any communities, towns, or houses in its view. I did this on Monday, on the Tohono O’odham Nation... Read More

UPDATED: CA6 Stays Lower Court's Injunction Against Enforcement Memo (Ariz. v. Biden)
Posted on 12 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Arizona v. Biden (Apr. 12, 2022) "Last fall, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a memorandum to his deputies outlining the Department’s immigration enforcement priorities and policies. Arizona, Montana, and Ohio filed this lawsuit... Read More

States Bring APA Challenge to Title 42 Ending
Posted on 4 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to the lawsuit filed by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri in the federal District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Read More

Driving While Brown: The Rise of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Latino Resistance That Defeated Him
Posted on 1 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Melissa del Bosque, The Border Chronicle, Feb. 1, 2022 " The Border Chronicle is highlighting a Q&A with journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling who covered the rise of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio as he waged a campaign of terror... Read More

Tags: arpaio , Arizona , Trump

Tohono O'odham Woman Found Not Guilty in Border Wall Protest
Posted on 20 Jan 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Danyelle Khmera, Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 19, 2022 "A judge ruled that a Tohono O’odham woman is not guilty of criminal action in protesting border wall construction on her ancestral land, saying the prosecution imposed a substantial burden... Read More

Expert: Will Texas Follow in Arizona's (Losing) Footsteps?
Posted on 5 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, Aug. 3, 2021 "An El Paso, Texas, district judge temporarily blocked an order issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday that gave Texas border state police extraordinary powers to stop vehicles if officers had reasonable... Read More