Trashing Arizona Illegal immigrants dump tons of waste in the wilderness every day—and it’s devastating the environment


Remember Robert Fulghum? He became famous in 1988 with a book called All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It was a pop-culture hit, a little wise, a little goofy, one of those books that finds its moment, and bam! The whole country knows about it.

I’ve been thinking about Kindergarten lately, and the trash dumped on our borderlands by illegal aliens. The connection isn’t as tenuous as it might seem, and I’ll get to it in a moment, along with a modest proposal to deal with this huge problem.

First, a question: Have you had your holy-smokes moment yet regarding our illegal-immigration crisis? If not, travel to Arizona’s border region, and go off-road to the game trails, mountain passes and grassland flats that make this area so magical.