Some property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas said they have received letters from the federal government asking to review their land for the border wall construction, Fox News reports.
Residents in the town of Escobares received notices a few weeks ago from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), asking for the permission to survey their land, KENS-TV reported.
Some border residents complain they are not getting a fair offer for their land while others are concerned it could section off a school campus.
The town Mayor Noel Escobar was among those who received the letter, but he wasn’t eager to use the opportunity. “I walk out the back door and what I’m going to see is a 30-foot fence,” Escobar said. KENS-TV5 News
Seems like he would rather see illegal aliens with backpacks full of drugs in his backyard. I wonder how his wife and kids (if he’s not gay) feel about the safety that the wall will provide.
The land that the federal government took interest in isn’t being used by the district, but Garcia said he would have voted against the move to allow the site assessment if he had known it could be used for the border wall.
“When we voted for it, it was not for any specific reason. They just wanted to come in and survey the property,” Garcia told KENS-TV.
“There’s no use for me to sell the land if I’m not going to get much from it.”
So when it comes down to our nation’s border security and getting the Wall started, people demand its done but demand it is done their way.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.