Unfortunately, illegal immigrants don't give a flip about the environmentalists' ideology, causing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)--which is charged with overseeing the South Texas border--to come into conflict with the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP):
- The law allows USBP agents to drive only on already established dirt roads that run along the Rio Grande River. They are forbidden from going off-road or to create new paths.
- When USBP agents discover footprints, they are limited to following the prints on foot. Or, they must drive to another road in the hopes of spotting the illegals. However, FWS personnel won't allow USBP agents to access to the protected lands where the illegals are hiding and USBP agents must enlist adjacent landowners to provide access to lands in the area.
Illegal immigrants--including drug smugglers and human traffickers--are exploiting these lands to make getting into the United States quicker and easier.
If those who worship at the altar of environmentalism really wanted to protect the pristine beauty of the South Texas border, they would be agitating to give USBP agents full and free access to drive their vehicles through these lands in order to apprehend the illegals.
According to the Daily Signal, granting USBP agents greater access to protected areas would preserve the lands. The illegals are polluting these pristine sanctuaries, leaving trash in the deserts, and disrupting the sensitive environments of various protected species. In addition, the illegals are wrecking private property and endangering the livelihoods of ranchers who work to nurture the desert lands.
Don't expect the facts associated with illegal immigration to change the environmentalists' ideology. Dogma is dogma. Faith absent reason.
Let the discussion begin...
To read the Daily Signal, click on the following link:
"How These Rare Species Are Making It Impossible to Keep the Border Secure."