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The Southern Border of US-Mexico consists of 2,000 miles of borderland and is one of the continents most biologically diverse regions. Even though deserts may look mundane and even “dead”, they are very much thriving and alive. Plants, animals, and insects live in a fragile ecosystem that requires natural migrations along our border lines. Desert plants such as the ocotillo (next page, right), with the ability to grow 20 feet tall and live as long as humans, blooms with bright red flowers in spring, a source of water and food to hummingbirds and other desert creatures that have evolved with it for millennia. Anything that would possibly obstruct the natural migration of 2,000 miles of ecosystems would have devastating effects on our planet.