The last time U.S. officials built a barrier along the border with Mexico, they left an opening at the small road leading south to Pamela Taylor’s home on the banks of the Rio Grande.
Taylor hadn’t been told where the fence would be built, and she doesn’t know now whether officials are coming back to complete it.
“How would we get out?” asked Taylor, 88, sitting in the living room of the home she built with her husband half a century ago. “Do they realize that they’re penalizing people that live along this river on the American side?”
Taylor’s experience illustrates some of the effects that the border wall Fake President Trump has imagined could have on residents in the Rio Grande Valley, the sunny expanse of bilingual towns and farmland that form the southernmost point of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The wall could seal some Americans on the “Mexican side” — technically on U.S. soil but outside of a barrier built north of the river separating the two countries. Landowners could lose property, and those who already lost some for the existing fence are already preparing for a new battle.
Even if they don’t win, lawyers hope to tie up the wall in court long enough that politics could effectively stop it, either in Congress or after another election.
“That’s a fight that we’ve been ready to fight,” said Efren Olivares, a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project.
In case anybody is thinking of saying these people asked for it, check out this map:
Most Texans living near the Mexico border voted for Clinton.
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I remember one earlier story a few months back, on this same issue...
There are also Native_title lands, farms, industrial sites, and parks and forests, that are located on/over both sides of the border, with existing "rights of passage.." that currently allow their occupants to live/work on both sides -- effectively being in both countries..
Building a contiguous physical barrier through these sites will have that added problem of effectively cutting a few properties/areas into two -- potentially "trapping" people on one side or the other -- a bit like what happened with East and West Germany, East and West Berlin, or North and South Korea ? Adding a border checkpoint onto every property ?
(Does/could the same thing happen on the Canadian border ?)
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Does anyone think this" wall" will be built, or is It wishful thinking?
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The Tea Party Republicans would never allow it now that it is apparent that Mexico will never pay for it.
Just another of Trump's lies.
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It was a nasty idea.
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