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Construction has begun on President Trump's border wall between Arizona and Mexico, and conservationists are furious. The massive barrier will skirt one the most beloved protected areas in the SouthwestOrgan Pipe Cactus National Monument.

This is what it looks like when national parks are sacrificed for a #borderwall . Footage at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument via Kevin Dahl, NPCA Arizona Senior Program Manager

New video from Arizona shows how construction of the #borderwall  is irreparably damaging Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

To build the #borderwall  at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, the administration is literally bulldozing part of the park. And in Arizona, the Department of Homeland Security has waived 41 laws to start construction.

Constructing a new segment of the border wall through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will involve unsustainable groundwater withdrawals (as much as 84,000 gallons a day, for cement making) in an arid region already suffering from drought. #NoBorderWal 

TRAGIC: @CustomsBorder  is tearing up Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. "Archaeologists have sought to preserve the 16k years of history that the monument contains. Environmentalists have fought to protect endangered species and cactus plants that call it home."

ICYMI: @CustomsBorder  is tearing up Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. "Archaeologists have sought to preserve the 16k years of history that the monument contains. Environmentalists have fought to protect endangered species and cactus plants that call it home."

WATCH: Crews began construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Read the story:

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is an iconic site of Southern Arizona and sacred to the Tohono O'odham people. To support this project is a crime against the American spirit and will do lasting damage to a national treasure.

NEW: Border fence construction now underway in Arizona could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, according to a National Park Service report obtained by @washingtonpost  Via @eilperin  @NickMiroff 

Bulldozers and excavators rushing to install President Donald Trump’s border barrier could damage or destroy up to 22 archaeological sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in coming months.

Construction of a 30ft-high section of Trump’s border barrier has begun in the Organ Pipe Cactus national monument in southern Arizona.

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