Work on more border wall starts in Ari­zona, New Mex­ico

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

SANTA TERESA, N.M. — Work crews in Ari­zona and New Mex­ico are forg­ing ahead with con­struc­tion of taller border fenc­ing be­ing funded through a na­tional emer­gency dec­la­ra­tion by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

His hall­mark cam­paign prom­ise is tak­ing shape along a 46-mile stretch of desert west of Santa Teresa, New Mex­ico, and on 2 miles of Or­gan Pipe Cactus Na­tional Mon­u­ment in Ari­zona.

At the New Mex­ico site Fri­day, about 20 work­ers placed rebar frames for con­crete foot­ers along the path of the wall.

En­vi­ron­men­tal­ists have sued over some of the con­struc­tion, say­ing the gov­ern­ment un­law­fully waived dozens of laws to build on pro­tected lands.

They say more barriers would be detri­men­tal to wildlife habi­tat and block mi­gra­tions of an­i­mals such as bighorn sheep and wolves.

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