The Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act
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Get The Facts: The Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act
 
 
  FACTS    

  • The Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act expands the Border Patrol's ability to monitor the border and deploy security technology.1

  • The Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act limits new roads for smugglers, allowing quicker identification of threats.2

  • The Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act nearly triples the national security buffer zone along the border above what currently exists.3

  • The proposed wilderness near the border, the Potrillo Mountains, has been managed as wilderness for almost 30 years. There were only 13 apprehensions of people in this area during the last fiscal year.4

If the Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act does not pass Congress, Doña Ana County and the United States will miss a key opportunity to strengthen our border security.


 
  Top Border Patrol Officials AGREE:    

“The provisions in this bill...would significantly enhance the flexibility of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to operate in this border area...the security-related enhancements to this bill are the result of careful consultations between your office (Sen. Bingaman) and CBP in New Mexico and in Washington DC.”
Alan Bersin, Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection

"There can be no compromise in securing America against those who would do us harm. I applaud those in the federal government agencies, the private sector and Congress who've worked so collaboratively and collectively on the current legislative language in S-1689, the The Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act, to make the border safer while protecting the public lands in New Mexico."
Ron Colburn, National Deputy Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, G.W. Bush Administration, Retired

Don’t Let The Special Interests Keep Us From Securing The Border!

 
 
 
Lets Stand Up To The Special Interests and  Help Secure Our Border!
 

1. Statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin.
2. See Organ Mountains-Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act
3. http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/Potrillos_Existing_vs_Proposed.pdf
4. See report: “Interagency Cooperation on U.S.-Mexico Border Wilderness Issues” by Kirk Emerson & Associates


Paid for by the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Tripp Killin and Gary Hartwick - Co-Treasurers, www.nmwild.org, the New Mexico Wildlife Federation and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, New Mexico

For More Information, Please call (575) 527-9962, or email jeff@nmwild.org