Photo: U.S. Immigration Law Could Harm Desert Animals, Critics Say



Barbed wire is twisted up along a vandalized wire fence that divides the United States and Mexico at Arizona's Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Reserve on March 27, 2006.

This section of the border would be one of the regions fenced by a 15-foot-high (4.5-meter-high) steel wall as part of a proposed 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) of border control meant to stop illegal immigrants. Environmentalists are concerned that the fence could also block key wildlife migration routes in the Sonoran Desert.

Photograph by David McNew/Getty Images


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