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National Butterfly Center

Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

The future of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, has been uncertain ever since President Trump took office.

Reynaldo Leaños Jr. / Texas Public Radio

Congress will consider Thursday a $333 billion spending package that includes funding for border security and border wall construction in South Texas. The bipartisan package allocates more than $1.3 billion for the construction of border fencing in the Rio Grande Valley and protects some parts of the region.

Reynaldo Leaños Jr. / Texas Public Radio

The National Butterfly Center in Mission filed a motion in federal court in Washington, D.C. seeking a temporary restraining order to halt construction of a border wall across its property. The Center claimed the project is destroying the butterflies' habitat.

David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

During President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union Address, he paid special attention to the state of the Southern border.

"As we speak, large, organized caravans are on the march to the United States. We have just heard that Mexican cities, in order to remove the illegal immigrants from their communities, are getting trucks and buses to bring them up to our country in areas where there is little border protection. I have ordered another 3,750 troops to our southern border to prepare for the tremendous onslaught," Trump said.