There is not a single positive thing that one can say about the Trump-proposed border wall. It’s not simply a useless symbol of an ultimately self-destructive immigration policy, it’s also an environmentally backward use of our country’s engineering capabilities. Back in December it was reported that the proposed wall would devastate the private, nonprofit National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. The center includes more than 100 acres of butterfly sanctuary, and Trump’s plan would take around 70 percent of it and stick it on the Mexico side of his stupid wall.
The Butterfly Center was embroiled in a lawsuit against the administration as, they allege, Trump’s henchmen couldn’t even go about taking away people’s land with any competence, showing up unannounced and very likely illegally moving away habitat before securing the legal rights to do so. But that lawsuit and other similar ones have taken a big hit after the conservative-hijacked Supreme Court ruled that Trump and his administration need not pay attention to environmental concerns in the building of their mythical wall.
Now, according to the San Antonio Express-News, the first bulldozers have appeared at the National Butterfly Center. The nonprofit sanctuary posted images of the bulldozers on their Facebook page, saying law enforcement officials came and said that National Butterfly Center officials will have no access to their own land south of the levee.
This has been followed by some of the original stewards of this landmass we now call North America coming in to offer support to the butterfly sanctuary.
Sanctuary officials and supporters have promised legal action.