Protectors of "Desert Pupfish" Drug Cartel's Best Friend

A Desert Pupfish
Human Events - Desert Pupfish Forces Border Agents to Patrol on Foot - by Audrey Hudson  - Federal agents must abandon their vehicles and chase drug smugglers and illegal aliens on foot through 40 acres near the Mexican border because of a pond that is home to the endangered desert pupfish. It’s part of the agreement between the Homeland Security and Interior departments on how best to protect the ecosystem, frustrating lawmakers who say it also prevents agents from conducting routine patrols.
Unidentifed Supporter of Pupfish
Drug cartels and other criminals could care less about these so-called memos of understanding, or whether they are trampling through a protected species' habitat, Rep. Rob Bishop (R.-Utah) told HUMAN EVENTS. “They would just as soon eat an endangered species as protect it,” Bishop said. The two-inch, bluish pupfish lives in the Quitobaquito Pond and spring channel in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument west of Tucson, Ariz. U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) vehicles have been reported numerous times for driving over a berm that impounds the pond. Read full story here: News New Mexico



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