1. PUBLIC LANDS
In Texas borderlands, wall fight hinges on nuance
SANTA ANA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Texas — Just a few miles from the nation's southern border with Mexico, pristine hiking trails snake through quiet wilderness with no telltale marks of migrants, no litter and no other visitors. Yet U.S. Customs and Border Protection says this area of South Texas needs new barriers to address an influx of migrants, including plans for pedestrian fencing that can tower as high as 36 feet at some points.