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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:39 PM

Texas Landowners Dig In To Fight Trumps Border Wall

By NOMAAN MERCHANT
30 minutes ago

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way.

The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and announced plans to start construction next month. Rather than surrender their land, some property owners are digging in, vowing to reject buyout offers and preparing to fight the administration in court.

“You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” said Cavazos, whose land sits along the Rio Grande, the river separating the U.S. and Mexico in Texas. “It’s not about money.”

Congress in March funded 33 miles (53 kilometers) of walls and fencing in Texas. The government has laid out plans that would cut across private land in the Rio Grande Valley. Those in the way include landowners who have lived in the valley for generations, environmental groups and a 19th century chapel.

Many have hired lawyers who are preparing to fight the government if, as expected, it moves to seize their land through eminent domain.

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Reply Texas Landowners Dig In To Fight Trumps Border Wall (Original post)
RCW2014 Jan 9 OP
Paradigm Jan 9 #1
TheShoe Jan 9 #3
Tolk Jan 9 #4
Red Bull Jan 10 #6
Charlie Mike Jan 10 #8
nolidad Jan 10 #11
RCW2014 Jan 10 #9
Fred Sanford Jan 9 #2
Red Bull Jan 10 #5
PrescientWon. Jan 10 #7
bfox74 Jan 10 #10

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:44 PM

1. AP news. Lol.

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Response to Paradigm (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:48 PM

3. Yeah OK, the land owners are not fighting

You feel better now?

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:52 PM

4. There's probably like 3 of them.

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:17 AM

6. They will loose

Eminent Domain cant be fought. A fairly liberal SCOTUS put that issue to rest.

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:31 AM

8. You want to dismantle the interstate highway system, I take it.

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Response to TheShoe (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:30 AM

11. They will lose!

I winder if the ethnicity of their last name suggests has anything to do with it!

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Response to Paradigm (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:03 AM

9. Your correction of facts of the OP is most welcomed, if you have them...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:47 PM

2. LOL @ Lefty!!!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:14 AM

5. It is called Eminent Domain

If the government can as SCOTUS ruled take people's homes to increase tax revenue then the government sure as hell can take a 10ft wide strip the length of your property that buts up to Mexico for national security.

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Response to Red Bull (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:26 AM

7. Lefty doesnt realize... it's a fucking easement.

they're NOT taking the whole ranch lol!!!!

I'd suspect some of these land owners get $$ from coyotes and the cartels for free passage...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 02:36 AM

10. You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldnt take it,

suuuuuuuuuure...

I can't believe AP would actually quote this obvious retard.

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