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Trump's border wall construction is underway in Arizona, and could make 8 species go extinct

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President Trump's border wall has caused endless controversy over the past three years, primarily because the xenophobic project discriminates against Mexicans entering the U.S. But now that production is actually underway (with 98 miles built so far), it's becoming clear that the wall also threatens wildlife. According to experts, the wall puts eight endangered and threatened species in Arizona at risk of extinction.

Construction on this 20-mile stretch of the wall began in October. The wall is 30 feet tall, and located along the San Bernardino national wildlife refuge in southeastern Arizona, according to The Guardian. Thanks to various effects of the climate crisis, such as increasing temperatures and long droughts, the reserve's springs and streams are already starting to dry up.