Transferring Rangers to the Border Threatens Our National Parks

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“In the latest outrage, as USA Today reported Monday, the Trump administration has ordered rangers from national parks around the country to go fight illegal immigration and drug traffickers at the U.S.-Mexico border.

That is not what rangers are trained or paid to do. They rescue people who are in danger. They protect 85 million acres of priceless natural areas. They deter poaching. They do a host of things that preserve our parks as national gems.

It is absurd to use them to shore up President Donald Trump’s political agenda, especially when there already are too few rangers working the parks.”

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