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“It’s heartening to see Congress reject the worst symbol of Trump’s bigotry and racism by prohibiting a concrete wall along the border,” said Paulo Lopes, a public lands policy specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “But jaguars and other wildlife can’t get over a wall, no matter what it’s made of. Congress should not sanction the building of border walls and fences on public lands or anywhere else.”
The first planned sections of the Trump border wall would tear through public lands, ranchlands, national historic sites and the National Butterfly Center in the Rio Grande Valley. Congress only spared the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge from these destructive construction activities.
“Our environment continues to pay a staggering cost for the border wall and the infrastructure that comes with it,” Lopes said. “Now that Congress has given Trump this down-payment, he’ll only keep demanding more.”
A recent study by the Center identified more than 90 endangered or threatened species that would be threatened by wall construction along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.
Following the Boundary Treaty of 1970 between Mexico and the United States that settled all the pending boundary disputes and uncertainties related to the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) border, the national continental border extends 1,954 miles (3,145 km), excluding the maritime boundaries of 18 miles (29 km)
originally posted by: Raggedyman
I thought the wall was to keep US citizens in
Wasn't everyone going to leave
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: nOraKat
I agree with this. Rams, mule amd white tail deer, donkeys, coyotes....lots of animals that are going to be negatively impacted.
Im not a fan od the wall. But i support immigration control.
originally posted by: face23785
originally posted by: Thirty6BelowZero
a reply to: nOraKat
Can anyone tell me what's bigoted and racist about a border wall?
Democrats think all illegal immigrants are Mexicans.