Date: 8/28/17 7:37 pm
From: Patricia Wight <pcwight...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: City of Mission passes resolution in opposition to the border wall
Very glad to know this. Thank you for posting.
Pat Wight
Rockport
Temporarily in Alpine
On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 9:10 PM <jkestner...> wrote:

> So very glad to read that -- thank you for sharing.
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> Judy Kestner
> Corpus Christi
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> Texbirders,
> This afternoon the City Council of Mission passed a strong resolution "in
> opposition of building border infrastructure, including walls, levees or
> fences along the US-Mexico border."
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> My wife and I attended the city council meeting this afternoon. The entire
> 1-1/2 page resolution was read before the council voted their approval,
> followed by enthusiastic applause by a standing-room only crowd of
> supporters.
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> I have a printed copy of the well-worded resolution. It especially
> highlights its opposition to the isolation of historic La Lomita Chapel and
> the loss of revenue from ecotourism from The National Butterfly Center, The
> World Birding Center Headquarters and Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park.
> It states that many Winter Texans choose Mission over other locations for
> its unique attractions (that is why our home is in Mission). It recognizes
> the potential loss of seasonal revenues and taxes generated by popular RV
> parks, restaurants and attractions south of the proposed Wall.
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> The resolution further states that "additional border infrastructure would
> do nothing to improve the effectiveness of deterrence, security, or any
> other justification used for the construction of the wall." It states,
> "The
> allocated resources for the infrastructure would be better utilized by
> providing more cost effective methods of enforcing immigration policies,
> such as technology and additional personnel."
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> The next paragraph surprised me because I was not aware of how much land
> was
> involved. The resolution states, "the proposed border wall will leave
> hundreds of thousands of acres of US land on the other side of the wall, .
> The border wall would cut off large swaths of land and divide
> privately-owned property ."
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> In another paragraph, it states, "the wall would cause serious
> environmental
> damage to the ecosystem of the Rio Grande Valley by increasing emissions,
> cutting off natural water flows, and disturbing wildlife migration routes."
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> The resolution passed unanimously.
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> Bert Frenz
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> Mission, TX
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> www.bafrenz.com
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