The Border Wall – “Over My Dead Body”

In a interview with the Deming Headlight last year, I was quoted saying that if I were the NM Commissioner of Public Lands, I would be telling the Trump administration they have to build the wall “over my dead body.” Needless to say, I’m pretty passionate about this issue.

The proposed border wall would fragment arguably THE most critical wildlife corridor in all of the Americas. NM Wildlife Federation’s ongoing border wall opposition initiative – which brings environmental and social justice together – has already created an outstanding community framework (conservation/environmental groups, faith, tribes & veterans) model on both sides of the border. I am fluent in Spanish and already have Mexican connections through our Nuestra Tierra initiative giving me an ideal perspective and platform to push back on the Trump administration in a remarkable new way.

The State Land Office’s deep bench of legal experts might also offer a great opportunity for litigation against the Trump administration and this needs to be explored.

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