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In late July, Marianna Treviño-Wright, executive director of the center, discovered contractors working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) using chainsaws to clear protected habitat and widening an existing roadway on the center’s property to make way for a border wall. The butterfly center is home to at least 100 species of butterfly, and serves as critical habitat for the migration of the threatened Monarch butterfly.
Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg, president of the North American Butterfly Association, which owns and runs the center, said that in recent weeks agents from U.S. Border Patrol had told visitors that they weren’t authorized to enter the sanctuary, because it was off-limits. “The center is private property,” he said. “It doesn’t belong to the federal government. We believe the federal government has been behaving illegally and in a really egregious fashion in many different ways, so we’re seeking an injunction to try and have the courts make them behave in a way that is consistent with the law and the constitution.”
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