Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

NOGALES, Ariz. -- City officials have concerns about a plan by federal authorities to add concertina wire along the border fence to the east and west of downtown Nogales.

Nogales Councilman Cesar Parada told KVOA that the razor-sharp wire will cause more injuries and is not needed. He said the city is preparing a formal statement of protest.

However, one resident who lives next to the fence said the wire could be a good idea. Mary Ann Bocz said she has to constantly call Border Patrol about drug runners and trespassers in the area.

Border Patrol officials have said the proposal is still under review.

Under the plan, the city says the wire would be 10 feet from the ground on the U.S. side of the border.

___

Information from: KVOA-TV, http://www.kvoa.com

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.