Updated: Dec 17, 2022
A reporter from The Intercept, Ryan Devereaux, visited the scene. The article dives deeply into the visceral response neighbors, advocates, and organizations felt upon seeing the illegal container wall the first time. "Up close, the scene had a Mad Max feel. Swirling dust. A wall of containers crowned with razor wire. Trees snapped, trampled, and shoved into mangled heaps. The contractors had laid down more than a mile of boxes since our last visit. The desert washes that provide runoff for monsoon rains were now blocked."