Today, lawmakers in the Senate moved to include $1.6 billion in the FY 2018 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to expand a wall along the U.S. – Mexico border, a project that neglects the real needs of border communities and imposes heavy environmental damage.
The following statement is from Raul Garcia, Earthjustice legislative counsel:
“Republican leadership seems determined to promote senseless policies and scaremongering. A border wall is a boondoggle idea that harms the most vulnerable communities and their environment. This pointless wall project wastes billions of dollars that could be used to revitalize counties on the southern border, a region with a poverty rate about twice as high as the national average. We urge Senate Republicans to forgo irrational projects, and to tackle real issues with real solutions.”
Lea el comunicado de prensa en español.