Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Supports The Valley Land Fund in Fight to Protect the Salineño Wildlife Preserve from Border Wall

Washington | Charlotte Laracy, DC Press Secretary (202-226-1583); Alexis Torres, District Press Secretary (956-286-6007), November 18, 2020

Roma, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding The Valley Land Fund’s decision to not sell the Salineño Wildlife Preserve to the Administration for border wall construction:

“The Salineño Wildlife Preserve is an irreplaceable treasure on our border, hosting a population of rare birds, which Americans from across the country travel to observe.

“That’s why I’ve worked with the Valley Land Fund to preserve the property and the diverse wildlife it supports from a wasteful and ineffective border wall. As Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I will work to prohibit any additional funding for border wall construction on the preserve as I have done for other sensitive sites. As a defender of wildlife and public lands, I will continue to fight against the construction of a border wall.”

“I want to thank The Valley Land Fund, including the Executive Director Debralee Rodriguez, for their decision to end the sale of the Salineño Wildlife Preserve. Together, we will protect this Wildlife Reserve for future generations.”