Lower Rio Grande Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Dan Millis
S.750 and H.R.1412 Are Too Extreme for the Borderlands
The Bush Administration took border militarization to the extreme when it waived 37 federal protections along the border. Unfortunately, pending legislation would take that waiver even further, exempting any surveillance or apprehension activity of the Border Patrol from “any” provision of law in some areas! Even the Border Patrol has opposed this kind of extreme proposal, stating that it can achieve its mission while working in compliance with public land laws such as the Wilderness Act.
Border wildlife, habitat, and landscapes are too precious to be sacrificed in the name of a problem that doesn’t exist.
Please take a moment to personalize the message below, and tell lawmakers that expanding the waiver of law in our borderlands is a bad idea: