GOP representative ties impending proclamation of Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks NMon to lax border security

A top House Republican urged President Obama on Tuesday to ensure Border Patrol agents will have access to rugged and remote mountain ranges along the Mexican border that the president is designating as a national monument.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, said the president’s action could make it more difficult for law enforcement to patrol huge swaths of the border in New Mexico.

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