REPORT: New multimillion-dollar border barrier will soon break ground in Texas, butterfly center threatens legal action (PHOTOS)

FEBRUARY 9, 2019

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MISSION, Texas — Heavy machinery has started to roll in near the National Butterfly Center, which straddles the Mexican border. Customs and Border Protection has positioned vehicles here. And construction workers and architects have started plotting out their work for the next few months, and possibly years.

As the nation’s capital grapples over how to fund the controversial border wall, construction of a new one in the Rio Grande Valley is set to begin in the next few days.

Bentsen, a top national destination for bird watching, is located down the road from the bird center and will see one of two Rio Grande Valley border wall projects run through its property. Both plans were funded by last year’s congressional appropriations. Congress green-lighted more than $600 million for 33 miles of wall in the area.

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The project that will cut through Bentsen and the butterfly center was the first contract to be awarded by CBP at the end of October. It calls for six miles of new border wall and will run on the south side of the U.S. International Boundary Water Commission levee, featuring concrete slabs with 18-foot tall bollards. About two weeks after making that first announcement, CBP awarded a second contract for another eight miles.

The Butterfly Center is protesting loudly, and threatening to tear down the wall if they can’t get it stopped.

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  1. Katin February 9th, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    We need the wall, personal safety is more important than butterflies for gosh sake. Build the butterfly thing somewhere else


  2. Harold L. Barlett February 9th, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    If you butterfly watching snowflakes start to tear down this border barrier do so with the full realization that doing so will land you in jail for destroying federal property.


    • Penny Pieper February 9th, 2019 at 5:07 pm

      They won’t go to jail if they’re immigrants😡


  3. Andrea February 9th, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Move the butterflies! I don’t want more illegals coming into my state. I get you love the butterflies but I don’t want every person from South America and further coming here.


  4. Karen Koski February 9th, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Build the wall!!


  5. Capit February 9th, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    A wall won’t affect the butterfly’s as they can fly over a wall. Do these idiots think a butterfly can only fly a few feet high? What a stupid argument. You’d have to build a solid wall to heaven to keep an insect from flying where it wants to go. Dumb people.


    • Susan McDonald February 9th, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Agree..My thoughts exactly!


  6. Douglas Schmitt February 9th, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Stupid people….


  7. Marion Meyash February 9th, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Erect the wall and plant bushes butterflies frequent. No big problem. The wall just may protect the habitat from illegals tramping through it. You want to place blame for the wall place it squarely on Mexico and illegals who ignore our laws.


  8. Ronda February 9th, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Butterfly are not important as lives of people. This is a stupid argument. Butterflies can fly over the wall. The wall needs to be built to keep America safe. Period.


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