One of Donald Trump’s biggest and major campaign promises was to “build the wall” between the United States and Mexico along the southern border. Now, a new challenge has risen to fulfill that promise in the form of Arizona’s native American tribes whose lands fall along the souther border.
The sector of the souther border belonging to the Tohono O’odham National Tribe does have some strategic fencing running through it, however the Tribal Vice Chairman Verlon Jose said during an interview with KJZZ:
“Over my dead body will a wall be built…I don’t wish to die but I do wish to work together with people so we can truly protect the homeland of this place they call the United States of America. Not only for our people but for the American people.”
The problem for Trump arises that the lands are in smack in the middle of one of the most used corridors for smugglers and coyotes in the Tucson sector. Failure to secure this critical area will result in an inherent inability to definitevily secure the southern border.
— Jed (@elysdir) November 15, 2016
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) November 15, 2016