The Reality At The Border: Butterflies And The Border Wall

The proposed wall could potentiallycut through the center’s property, leaving 70 percent of the refuge on the other side of the barrier.

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr.March 4, 2019 8:59 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

The future of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas has been uncertain ever since President Donald Trump took office.

The 100-acre butterfly refuge, which is home to more than 200 species of butterflies, birds and native border vegetation, is in the path of a proposed border wall in the Rio Grande Valley.

Last month, Congress voted to protect the Butterfly Center along with other natural and historical areas also in the path of that proposed wall, but some local leaders worry Trump’s emergency declaration will override those protections.

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