Texas landowners along the Mexican border received letters from Washington recently notifying them of the government’s intent to buy their land to build the border wall. Acquiring the real estate could be the biggest step for President Donald Trump to overcome in his effort to secure the border.
The process could drag out for many years, attorneys told the news outlet.
Yvette Salinas told the Texas Observer that receiving the letter was “scary.” She said she felt pressure to sign it but is moving forward with talking to attorneys about fighting the process. She said the letter asks the property owner to sign away their land and their interest in filing a dispute on the condemnation process.
The Government Accounting Office reports the 2,000-mile border with Mexico is composed of tracts owned by private citizens, various levels of government, and tribal lands. More than 630 miles is owned by various tribes and would require authorization by Congress for the federal government to acquire their land.
You have got to be joking !! Trump is seriously thinking he's going to waltz across private owned Texas land and Tribal lands as if he's some sort of god like creature ? And expects this to be decided and done deal , before he leaves office ?? Now that is hilariousness ,,,,this should very entertaining to say the least . swan grabs the popcorn and beer and settles in ,,,,,
He's more delusional then first thought ,,,