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General News    H4'ed 4/2/19

Federal wildlife refuge areas are cleared for border wall

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The government is clearing strips of land inside wildlife habitats for endangered animals, birds and butterflies as part of Trump's promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.  

Boulder Weekly: River First, Border Second: The militarization of the Rio Grande Valley — ever present helicopters, patrolling agents, limited access to public and private land — has further intensified since March 2018, when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was authorized to build sections of physical barriers between McAllen and Reynosa, on the edge of the river’s floodplain, which is anywhere between one and two miles inland and just a few hundred yards south of both sanctuaries’ visitor centers. 

If the wall is built, as much as 70 percent of the protected land will soon become a “no man’s land” sandwiched between the wall and the actual border line, inaccessible to private or public parties.

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