Dept. of Interior transfers parts of public lands to Army for border wall construction

The Hill:

The Interior Department approved a transfer of 560 acres of public land to the U.S. Army to build about 70 miles of border wall, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced Wednesday. 

The approved land, which spans parts of New Mexico, California and Arizona, will not interfere with any national parks or segments of Native American land, according to the department’s announcement. 

“I’ve personally visited the sites that we are transferring to the Army, and there is no question that we have a crisis at our southern border,” Bernhardt said in a department announcement. “Absent this action, national security and natural resource values will be lost. The impacts of this crisis are vast and must be aggressively addressed with extraordinary measures.”

The order temporarily transfers the land to the Army for a three-year period for border security purposes.  read more

13 Comments on Dept. of Interior transfers parts of public lands to Army for border wall construction

  1. 70 miles divided by 560 acres would constitute a very narrow strip of land. Just one square mile is equal to 640 acres. That is roughly an 80 foot wide strip, 70 miles long. Don’t get me wrong because I support the wall but I bet liberal heads are exploding over this news. At least AOC wont be able to do the math.

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  2. “….order temporarily transfers the land…”

    There is nothing temporary in the government. In this case, that’s a good thing.

    Okay, I will concede that Barky’s legacy was temporary. But that’s a good thing, too.

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  3. That is roughly an 80 foot wide strip, 70 miles long.

    That allows a double fence (existing + new) with a 2 lane road, lights and sensors in between. In my view, concertina wire in between would complete the job. It’s all about detecting and delaying crossers until Border Patrol shows up.

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  4. Nationwide injunction from completely unaccountable hack piece of shit democrat federal district judge in 3… 2… 1…

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  5. In other words, the feds are reclaiming all that well worn dirt (public lands) that is littered with water bottles, Fritos bags, empty backpacks, the occasional dead body, and La Raza pamphlets about how to defeat the U.S. border and what to say to border authorities about seeking asylum. (Which the pot head, district court judge will describe as “pristine and sacred.”

    I’m good with that.

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