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“Everyone should care when the federal government thinks it can do whatever it wants on your private property.”
The National Butterfly Center filed a lawsuit in Washington D.C. Monday against the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the Trump administration cond...Read More
“Whistleblowers are the nation’s first line of defense,” says watchdog group.
A nonprofit watchdog group is demanding an investigation into whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials violated federal law by instructing fed...Read More
The records give the most in-depth picture to date of where and how the Trump administration plans to build the president’s “big, beautiful wall.”
Last week the Observer revealed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documents that show where the Trump administration plans to build 33 miles of border wall in South ...Read More
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.
Documents obtained by the Observer offer new insights into the Trump administration’s plans for a border wall in portions of the Rio Grande Valley. A map prod...Read More
A visit to the crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge system, now under threat from Trump's wall, reveals a harsh landscape teeming with life.
Field Notes from Santa Ana A visit to the crown jewel of the national wildlife refuge system, now under threat from Trump’s wall, reveals a harsh landscap...Read More
In a letter sent Wednesday, the center alleges that the Department of Homeland Security has violated private property rights and the Endangered Species Act.
Eugenio del Bosque Gomez/Flickr: Gage Skidmore The National Butterfly Center in South Texas sent a certified letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...Read More
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.
Ken Merritt, 65, knows what it’s like to stand between a threatened wildlife habitat and a border wall. In 2007, the Bush administration wanted to construct a...Read More
Staff discovered workers with chainsaws on the center's private sanctuary clearing the way for Trump’s border wall in South Texas.
On July 20, Jeffrey Glassberg discovered that the Trump administration planned to build a wall through the National Butterfly Center in South Texas — a 100-ac...Read More
If the levee wall is constructed, it will essentially destroy the refuge, a federal official told the Observer.
For at least six months, private contractors and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have been quietly preparing to build the first piece of Pres...Read More