Man shot by officer in critical condition — USA border agency

Cheryl Sanders
February 10, 2019

On Wednesday, Nogales City Council passed a resolution that would sue the federal government if the barbed wire was not removed.

The resolution called the razor wire "not only irresponsible, but inhumane" and argues that this type of wall "is only found in a war, prison or battle setting". Using razor wire "that is created to inflict serious bodily injury or death in the immediate proximity of our residents, children, pets, law enforcement and first responders is not only irresponsible but inhuman", it adds.

Coils of concertina wire on the border fence in Douglas, Arizona, on February 6, 2019.

The most interesting aspect: Garino believes the contra wire is a threat to people (which is kind of the point of having it put up). We respond to even pregnancies. "I would not like to respond to one about concertina wire - because it's not going to be something good".

City officials say Army troops installed more horizontal layers of the wire along the border wall last weekend.

Agents took the group to a border patrol facility for processing, where medical staff sent a 5-year-old with possible chicken pox and a 12-year-old with a skin infection to the hospital for treatment, the agency said in a news release.

Officers referred the driver of a Ford sedan, later identified as a 29-year-old Mexican male for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the USA early Thursday morning. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations. The AP reports illegal crossings in that area have dropped steeply in recent years.

Nogales, a city of about 20,000 people, is economically reliant on Mexican shoppers and cross-border trade.

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