Arizona container wall removed amid federal lawsuit

STORY: Back on December 21, 2022, Arizona state and federal authorities reached an agreement to remove the containers and the equipment, materials, and vehicles used to install them by early January.

The agreement came after the U.S. government filed a lawsuit alleging that the makeshift wall designed to deter migrants was illegally erected on federal lands.

Environmental activists opposed the improvised wall - 22 feet (6.7 m) high and topped with concertina wire - as harmful to local wildlife.

The work of placing up to 3,000 containers at a cost of about $95 million was about a third complete.