Offbeat More South Texas land owners getting letters on border wall

18:36  08 july  2018
18:36  08 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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ROMA, Texas – More property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas say they've received notices from the federal government asking to review their land , which could be used for border wall construction.

Because of the anticipated resistance from private landowners , the first sections of the border wall most likely will be built on federal land . Thanks to its natural riches, South Texas enjoys a robust ecotourism industry that pumps an estimated 0 million each year into one of the poorest parts of

The U.S. border fence passes through the South Texas town of Pernitas, Texas, U.S. © Jon Herskovitz/Reuters The U.S. border fence passes through the South Texas town of Pernitas, Texas, U.S.

ROMA, Texas — More property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas say they've received notices from the federal government asking to review their land, which could be used for border wall construction.

KENS-TV reports residents in the town of Escobares received letters from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection a few weeks ago to get their consent to survey their land.

Rio Grande City School District board president Daniel Garcia says the district got a letter in May about district property that's being considered for "tactical infrastructure, such as a border wall."

Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar, who represents the area, said federal officials told him there have been over 200 of these requests made in Starr and Hidalgo counties.

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