A study from Mexico makes the argument that 800 species found in the border area would be adversely affected by the proposed border wall, and I was willing to give the study a chance until I read about one species whose free movement would be hurt.
The bald eagle. Going way out on a limb here, I've got to suggest that if the authors of the study actually believe that a 30' wall is going to impede the free movement of our nation's symbol, that might be a reason to cast their other conclusions into doubt, too. This is especially the case as the bald eagle is no longer an endangered species, and one might assume that there might be other reasons besides border walls that a species that eats a lot of fish might not thrive in the desert.
There can be great reasons not to support a border wall in the Sonoran desert--in many areas a simple vehicle barrier might be sufficient deterrent, for example--but the plight of the bald eagle is not among them.
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