The 15 segments of wall would tear through three wildlife areas in the Rio Grande Valley and put more homes and other structures in jeopardy than previously known, the documents show.
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“There are really big privacy and constitutional due-process concerns with the use of this technology,” a state lawmaker said.
Women make up less than 5 percent of the Border Patrol's workforce, dead last among federal law enforcement agencies.
In a letter sent Wednesday, the center alleges that the Department of Homeland Security has violated private property rights and the Endangered Species Act.
The Zetas and groups like them have morphed into transnational corporations with interests in everything from coal mining and the extraction of oil and gas to cornering the market on avocados.
Wildlife biologist Ken Merritt lost his job trying to save the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge a decade ago. Now the “jewel” of the national wildlife refuge system is under threat again.
A new book on climate and migration predicts a future of "guards, guns and gates" unless we act soon.
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Staff discovered workers with chainsaws on the center's private sanctuary clearing the way for Trump’s border wall in South Texas.
If the levee wall is constructed, it will essentially destroy the refuge, a federal official told the Observer.