The Daily Outrage: Americans banned from 3,500 U.S. acres overrun by cartels 

WHAT: Since 2006, some 3,500 acres of the taxpayer-owned Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge along the Arizona border have been closed to Americans. It’s rated too dangerous due to Mexican gangs smuggling drugs and illegal immigrants there.

WHY: U.S. Border Patrol agents are stuck trying to control parkland violence on foot or by horseback. Strict environmental regulations prevent the Border Patrol from using vehicles in wildlife reserves — except through a special emergency permit.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: There still are “no plans to reopen” thousands of acres of America’s national border parks, four years after federal officials quietly surrendered them to Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers.


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