Chief among their concerns is the possibility that the fence will despoil the environment. In early April, wielding authority Congress granted him in 2005, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff waived three dozen laws that he said interfered with his ability to build the fence. Among them: the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Wouldn't want to interfere with the fence. The health and safety of the citizens can only be protected by keeping out illegal brown people.
The fence's proposed path would slice through parts of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
The irony in this is staggering.
For instance, a Nature Conservancy preserve east of Brownsville that's populated by stands of sabal palms and rare birds like chachalacas would wind up on the Mexican side of the fence.
We're cutting off slices of our own country in this endeavor.
Farmers worry about losing access to irrigation water. Local business owners fret that Mexican nationals, many of whom cross over legally to go shopping, may decide to stay home. And consider the predicament of Bob Lucio, who poured his life savings into a deal to run the Fort Brown Memorial Golf Course at the University of Texas at Brownsville. The fence would leave all 18 holes on the Mexican side of the barrier.
Take this money and beef up patrols if you must, but is the hatred for illegals so strong that they are willing to destroy the land so that no others can touch it?