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General News    H4'ed 12/28/19

Private landowners fight the border wall, but eminent domain doesn't give them many options

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What Will the Border Wall Cost Texans? To put up a border wall in Texas, the Trump Administration will have to use eminent domain to take away private land. Learn more: ...
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Trump’s vow for 450 miles of new wall by the end of his 1st term seems as far out as his 2017 to make Mexico pay for it, but the budget compromise agreed to in Congress this month set aside $1.4 billion to build the wall.

All these piles of money spent to build a barrier that will not solve our immigration problems! Pamela Rivas has been in court fighting the government for 11 years. The feds took her to court in 2008 to acquire her land at Los Ebanos, Texas; she refused to agree to payment for the land that’s been in her family since 1890. Construction of the wall hasn’t started yet. Rivas’ son, Michael Maldonado, said maybe elections will make a difference: “The longer that we can endure it, maybe something might change. Maybe a new administration comes in and says, ‘you know, we’re not going to deal with this.’” For Americans, that hope covers more than the border wall.

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