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As border wall funding divides Washington, new $600M barrier will soon break ground in Texas

MISSION, Texas -- Heavy machinery has started to roll in near the National Butterfly Center, which straddles the Mexican border. Customs and Border Protection has positioned vehicles here. And construction workers and architects have started plotting out their work for the next few months, and possibly years.

As the nation's capital grapples over how to fund the controversial border wall, construction of a new one in the Rio Grande Valley is set to begin in the next few days.

Bentsen, a top national destination for bird watching, is located down the road from the bird center and will see one of two Rio Grande Valley border wall projects run through its property. Both plans were funded by last year’s congressional appropriations. Congress green-lighted more than $600 million for 33 miles of wall in the area.

Environmentalists are not happy.

“The construction would tear all the natural wildlife and the trees and all that’s been here forever,” said Lisa Doubet, a St. Louis native visiting Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park........

https://www.foxnews.com/us/construction-for-new-border-wall-to-begin-in-rio-grande-valley-in-a-few-days-as-lawmakers-grapple-with-border-funding
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Let's see ... the sovereignty of our country and protecting our citizens v. some butterflies, wildlife and trees. 
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Let's see ... the sovereignty of our country and protecting our citizens v. some butterflies, wildlife and trees.

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gosh this is hard.
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gosh this is hard.

Indeed. No contest.  I'd take the sovereignty and safety of our country over some butterflies and trees any day.
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Indeed. No contest.  I'd take the sovereignty and safety of our country over some butterflies and trees any day.
Enjoy your imprisonment if you get it.
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Enjoy your imprisonment if you get it.

I hear what you're saying and believe me I've thought about that scenario and I've also thought about the possibility of a North American Union.  There are no guarantees.  I am confident though that this country cannot continue its very lenient immigration policies and continue to disregard the sovereignty of this country and the safety of its citizens; we will wind up being another Europe.
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Enjoy your imprisonment if you get it.

33 miles of fence like the one dozens of people in your photo are sitting upon is imprisoning you?  If you say so, drama queen.

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33 miles of fence like the one dozens of people in your photo are sitting upon is imprisoning you?  If you say so, drama queen.
Drama KING!!!
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I was right the first time.

hurm...
OK...as long as I'm royalty.
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A border wall isn't going to hurt the butterflies all that much.

Just something to perch on.

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...hmmm.... you would think that most conservatives would think that this was great news! Meanwhile ... the butterflies will still be free to fly.   :shrug:
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