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Trump visits Texas as administration rushes to award more border wall contracts

The trip comes in the midst of planned impeachment proceedings following a violent week at the U.S. Capitol and a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during the Trump administration.... Read more»

Trump administration awarding border wall contracts but doesn’t own land to build on

The government’s strategy of awarding contracts before acquiring titles to land in Texas has led to millions of dollars in costs for delays. Things could get even more complicated if President-elect Joe Biden stops border wall construction.... Read more»

Condemnation lawsuits stand between Trump and his 'big beautiful wall'

With President Donald Trump eager to fulfill his campaign promise to build 450 miles of border wall by the end of 2020, his administration has filed 63 eminent domain lawsuits against South Texas landowners this year. One problem: Such cases can take years to resolve.... Read more»

As gov't prepares to seize more land for border wall, some Texas landowners prepare to fight

In Laredo, border landowners are receiving letters from the federal government, requesting permission to enter their land for surveying. "Hell no, we're not signing anything," one recipient said. ... Read more»1