The Texas Observer reports:
Late Monday evening, attorneys for the National Butterfly Center asked a federal judge to block the Trump administration from building a border wall at the refuge or using the center’s property as a pass-through to build elsewhere.
The motion alleges that federal agents and contractors have been driving without permission through the Rio Grande Valley refuge’s property to access nearby federal land for the last week, and that they even replaced one of the butterfly center’s gate locks.
The Trump administration plans to break ground on a 6-mile stretch of border wall as soon as soon as this week, starting with a federal wildlife refuge tract just upriver from the privately-owned butterfly center.
BREAKING: The National Butterfly Center is asking a federal judge to keep border wall construction off their private refuge in South Texashttps://t.co/fUwyCXakDg
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