Tucson, Pima County Take Up Resolutions Opposing Border Wall

By  Michel Marizco, Lauren Gilger
June 06, 2017

Tucson and Pima County will vote on a resolution opposing the president’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tucson City councilwoman Regina Romero said the opposition is more than a symbolic gesture

"The city’s resolution has a point regarding divesting ourselves as a city from companies that do business and make money out of constructing designing or financing the border wall," she said.

Pima County shares 125 miles of border with Mexico and is among the sites where the Trump administration has signaled an interest in building a border wall.

But it’s proven unpopular with some local government officials.

Last April, Pima County sheriff Mark Napier referred to the border wall as "medieval solution" to a modern problem.

Pima County Supervisors and members of the Tucson City Council will take a formal stand against it. They are expected to reveal today joint resolutions opposing additional border wall construction, calling it wasteful of federal resources, ineffective, and excessive.

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, who’s one of the sponsors of the resolution, discusses if this wall is built, how would it directly affect Pima County and the city of Tucson.