Tohono O'odham National tribal chairman says nation won't allow border wall to be built

Posted at 7:11 AM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 14:43:34-05

While President-elect Donald Trump proposed a border wall, a large reservation in southern Arizona is saying they won't let it happen on their land.

Verlon Jose, a tribal chairman for the Tohono O'odham Nation, said in an interview with KJZZ, "over my dead body will a wall be built." Jose said he wants to work together to help protect America's homeland.

The Tohono O'odham Nation is located in central southern Arizona and takes up a large chunk of land along the United States-Mexico border. It encompasses millions of acres of land and spans about 75 miles along the border.