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United States : Sierra Club Decries Move to Put Border Wall Before Public Health.

The Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver allowing the agency to ignore key health and environmental safeguards in their misguided efforts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

In response, Dan Millis of the Sierra Clubs Grand Canyon Chapter Borderlands Program issued the following statement.

Brushing aside key public health safeguards to impose a boondoggle of a border wall is absurd. A decade of waiving environmental, historic and cultural protections for sections of the wall already built has shown that doing so only causes harm to local communities, wildlife and wild places.

Building more walls along the U.S.- Mexico border is a terrible and unpopular idea. It will cause flooding, block wildlife, and waste taxpayer dollars -- and it will only hinder progress on border and immigration issues. Congress must step in to prevent unnecessary harm to the borderlands and its people by opposing any financing for Trumps lawless border wall and mass deportation agenda.

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