[Tweeters] Re: Border Wall.

Jeff Gilligan jeffgill at teleport.com
Sun Nov 11 11:48:45 PST 2007



My comments are not in regard to a possible wall in Texas. I bird in
Arizona with some regularity. Many birding areas there are now trashed by
illegal immigrants. Many parts of Buenos Aires NWR are now rubbish heaps.
Safety for those birding in even non-remote areas is an increasing problem
because of the narco ­traffickers. An arroyo near Green Valley that I have
birded for years is not littered with empty back packs that were used by
drug smugglers. The remote trails in the Huachucas and Santa Rita Mountains
are regularly used by smugglers who want to avoid detection on the highways.
I know people Green Valley who say they have seen drug transfers being
overseen by persons brandishing AK-47s ­ just off the frontage road to the
freeway.

Jeff Gilligan
Portland/Nachotta, WA/Green Valley, AZ

On 11/10/07 9:23 PM, "Dennis Paulson" <dennispaulson at comcast.net> wrote:


> I looked back at the No Texas Border Wall website and found that dozens of

> tweeters have signed the petition. Thank you so much!

>

> With the threat of terrorism paraded in front of us unendingly, it will be

> very difficult for environmental considerations to take precedence over

> "homeland security" in this matter of the border wall. We can hope for one or

> more of these alternatives:

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> 1. Congress repeals or changes the Secure Fence Act of 2006 which allows DHS

> to build the wall.

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> 2. Congress repeals the 2005 Real ID Act.

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> 3. Enough folks cry loud enough that Congress pressures DHS to stop.

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> 4. The constitutional challenge by several environmental groups wins and

> strips DHS of its powers.

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> 5. No more funding is issued by Congress to finish the whole wall.

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> 6. The Borderlands Conservation and Security Act (HR 2593) will mitigate some

> of the Secure Fence Act's most destructive aspects. This has not been taken up

> by Congress yet, but our representatives should be urged to do so. You can

> learn more under "Take Action" on the website.

>

> Dennis

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