Marquis, Amy Leinbach
April 2008
National Parks;Spring2008, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p1
The article discusses the impact of the fence planned to be built along the 1,950-mile border from California to Texas by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security as required by the Secure Fence Act. The fence, which was expected to cost $6 billion, could prevent illegal immigration in the area, however, it could destroy park wildlife. Jamie Rappaport Clark of Defenders of Wildlife emphasizes that it is important to protect these important places even as making efforts to protect national borders.


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