Construction of Texas Border Wall Stalls Over Fights With Landowners

EvilEyeFleegle

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Seems a lot of Texas landowners don't want a wall..to date..not one foot of wall has been built in Texas:

Construction of Texas Border Wall Stalls Over Fights With Landowners

"Nearly three years into the Trump administration, almost no border wall has been built in Texas. Local property owners ranging from ranchers to a Catholic diocese and institutions have resisted federal efforts to claim their land.
The resistance in South Texas, where most land is privately owned, illustrates the challenges in building a border wall, even if funding is available.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been sending letters and holding meetings for two months asking about 120 landowners with riverfront property around Laredo, to survey their land, the first step in building a wall on it. Some around the South Texas city, where many can see the Rio Grande and Mexico from their porches, said yes right away. But others are resisting, setting up a potential conflict with the government that could drag on for years.
About 200 miles southeast, in the Rio Grande Valley, refusals have led the government to sue 46 landowners for the right to survey their property in preparation for acquiring part of it, including farmers, ranchers, businesses, and several facilities owned by a Catholic diocese.
Some cite ideological reasons for resisting a wall on their land. Others say it will split their properties in two and interfere with their businesses or way of life. Ease of accessing property on the other side of a wall would depend on where the government builds access gates."
 

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How many screamed over Eisenhower's Interstate Highway System?

Them's the breaks.
 

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This has been noted for a long time. This will be tied up in the courts for years........all the while, employers know they can still hire illegals with impunity.
 

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This has been noted for a long time. This will be tied up in the courts for years........all the while, employers know they can still hire illegals with impunity.
Along the Rio Grande most illegals are only illegal during work hours. Then they go back home it's cheaper to live south of the Rio Grande.
 

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