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Border Wall Blamed For Cultural Site Destruction

Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia

The border wall will be built, says the president.  And the administration is letting little stand in the way, including concerns about cultural artifacts. 

The Society for American Archaeology sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, protesting what appears to be the use of explosives to level ground at wall sites. 

Some of the sites contain cultural artifacts, even human remains, says the SAA.  Joe Watkins, president of the group, visits with details. 

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