President Donald Trump is determined to build his abandoned border wall between the US and Mexico. Why? To keep away Central American migrants.
However, his plan to ensure this included bringing Park Guards from US National Parks to the borderlands near Mexico. The government began redeploying police officers into border parks in 2018 and will now extend the program by the end of next year . This type of action threatens not only the public land that these park attendants were hired to protect. it also threatens the efforts of the Interior Ministry to diversify visitors in national parks and other areas. Basically, border guards undermine the trust that the agency has been trying to build with immigrant communities, especially Latin American families, by using Park Ranger. This is the same government that uses Public Plots inside the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to build an ugly Arschmauer along the Arizona border. Contractors planed Saguaro cacti destroyed a precious desert ecosystem and endangered archaeological sites . The president had little luck in obtaining the funds he needed to implement his plan through Congress. He therefore gets on with what he has received through a National Emergency Declaration .
His efforts have also resulted in the shifting of federal resources within the Ministry of Interior under which the National Park Service resides, including law enforcement rangers. USA Today has reported park rangers from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Wrangell-Saint-Elias National Park in Alaska, Zion National Park in Utah, and the National Mall to Arizona and Texas , Great Smoky Mountains is the liveliest park in the entire system.
"Park Rangers have not registered for this," said Aaron Weiss, deputy director of the Center for Western Priorities, to Earther. "That's why we do not trust Park Rangers, so it's a dangerous and confusing message, even to rangers who are not sent to the border."
The National Park would not tell Earther how many rangers stationed on the border You may have the option to refuse this work or to learn how the service protects the natural resources in parks from which rangers are removed, and instead the National Park Service sent the same copy-and-paste statement to other outlets. [1
In particular, with the National Park Service and Park Service Rangers.
All this comes at a time when National Parks are seeing an increase in the number of visitors which is encouraging but also increasing the need for more Rangers everywhere. Police officers protect natural and cultural resources such as Mountain Lions from poachers Joshua Trees from Offroaders or Artifacts from Tomb Raiders . They also help to protect the law-abiding visitors who may run in a lane or suffer injury. The re-assignment of Rangers, even from the liveliest park in the country, endangers parks and people.
But it is also a special burden for visitors who can be immigrants. Or children of immigrants. Hell, even the fourth-generation Latin-Americans, who are as American as they are, may feel a little different when they visit parks now that they are struggling with the weight of US immigration policy.
This type of policy will not help the shortage of Hispanic visitors in the National Park system, which more likely than other racial groups reported that they regard parking service units as "unsafe" such a National of 2011 Park Service Review . In fact, it was less likely that Hispanic visitors, as white or black people, would "informally talk to a park attendant." Parkkeepers' demand to behave like border guards will not improve this situation.
and it will reinforce some of the comments and a certain mistrust that the Latino community has in particular over the National Park Service and Park Service Rangers, "said Jessica Loya, GreenLatinos National Policy Director, to Earther.
Plus, Park Rangers are not necessarily trained on human rights. When used as a kind of extension of Border Patrol, unsafe conditions are created not only for them, but also for all migrants Ranger might encounter during their patrol.