//Arizona Border City Threatens to Sue Federal Government Over Razor Wire Fence

Arizona Border City Threatens to Sue Federal Government Over Razor Wire Fence

Arizona Border City Threatens to Sue Federal Government Over Razor Wire Fence The City Council of Nogales, Arizona,
has passed a resolution demanding the removal
of recently installed razor wire along its southern border. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated
that the wire was added as additional support
against criminal smuggling organizations. Home to 20,000 residents, Nogales sits right
on the American-Mexican border across from
its counterpart: Nogales, Mexico. The razor wire stretches through the downtown
area of Nogales, a residential area with homes
that stand only a few feet from the border fence. Mayor Arturo Garino believes the razor wire
is detrimental to the city’s image, as the city’s economic success is heavily reliant
on cross-border trade and Mexican shoppers. Mayor Arturo Garino,
via AP Mayor Garino has invoked the Freedom of Information Act
to request federal statistics on the number of illegal
immigrants crossing the border into Nogales. He hopes to use the obtained information to combat the President’s push for the unsightly razor wire and pursue
legal action against the government if necessary.