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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:29 AM

Texas landowners prepare wall fight; Trump to visit border

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.”


https://www.apnews.com/0b3d63c524214bbdbfb58ce8f61589f0

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:31 AM

1. And to think some of them voted for shithole.

I guess they never in their wildest dreams believed that shithole would take their land with modest payouts.

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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:32 AM

2. Last time Trump had this kind of kickback on taking away real property was his famous battle

with a widow who wouldn't sell him her house and property to allow him to build a garage for his high rollers at his casino in Atlantic City.

She won.

Trump said he offered as much as $4 million for a house he called “ugly.” He wanted to build limousine parking (as well as a park) in the spot where Coking’s house stood, and he couldn’t get her to budge. So he tried a different tact: Eminent domain. Laws regarding the taking of private property say the new land must be used for “public use,” but courts have interpreted that term very loosely throughout the years.

Read more at https://www.phillymag.com/city/2016/02/08/donald-trump-vera-coking-house/#Pezd1SGkLhk2TOyg.99

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