Tohono O’odham Reservation Border Fence – Initial Report

This is a report on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation on the border in Southwestern Arizona. The reservation has about 62 miles of border with Mexico. There are about 70 miles of border in the area that only have vehicle barrier, at most, including a few miles on either side of the reservation. This stretch is wide open to those on foot. Illegal crossers or drug smugglers can hike to a highway, a safe house or a pickup location.

The Reservation is bounded on the west by the Organ Pape Cactus national monument. There’s a border crossing in Lukeville. On the East the reservation reaches almost to Sasabe where there’s another border crossing. The reservation border is bounded on east and west by low mountain ridges.


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