Latest News Wires Obama's new national monument: Undermining border security?

President Obama declared almost a half-million acres of desert terrain along the U.S.-Mexico border as a national monument. Praised by environmentalists, some lawmakers in the West see Obama's move as a threat to border security.

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New national monument sparks border concerns President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared almost a half-million acres of rugged desert terrain along the U.S.-Mexico border as a national monument, marking the largest swath of land to be set aside for that purpose since he took office.