Be heard on immigration

Last week, fantasy almost became reality when the Senate nearly passed $25 billion in funding for Donald Trump’s border wall in exchange for protections for the Dreamers, the young people who came to this country illegally as minors. Dreamers want a #CleanDreamAct, independent of funding for more walls which are slicing through wild deserts and grasslands and fragmenting wildlife populations, impacting 111 rare, threatened and endangered species from ocelot to pronghorn antelope to jaguar, that largest and rarest of American cats. The government is condemning the private property of over 300 citizens in Texas, where construction is slated. Border communities are among the safest in the country, according to FBI statistics. Sixty-three percent of border residents oppose a wall. Unauthorized immigration is at a 20-year low. Join us and be heard this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs.

Will Hodges