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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 02:27 PM

The Trump administration is dialing up efforts to 'build that wall,' records show

Source: CNN

(CNN)Three years after chants of "build that wall" became a rallying cry for the candidacy of Donald Trump, his administration is engaged in an increasingly aggressive land grab along the Southwest border to make a new wall a reality, a CNN review of federal court filings shows.

Through November 15, the Trump administration had filed 29 eminent domain suits tied to border-wall construction this year, up from 11 each of the past two years, according to federal court records. All but four of this year's suits were filed in Texas. Eminent domain is the right of a government to seize private land for public use, while providing compensation.

The eminent domain suits are the tip of a much broader effort to take private land, say attorneys representing landowners. "The lawsuits are only a fraction of the condemnations that have been settled outside of litigation," said Ricky Garza, a staff attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project, which is representing some landowners.

Since 2017, the US government has also filed at least 35 notices -- called "declarations of taking" -- in Starr and Cameron counties, confirming that federal authorities have acquired land or easements to property through the process of eminent domain.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/22/us/trump-administration-seizing-border-wall-land/index.html



I'm sure this is making Trump very popular with those Texas landowners.

You know, the guy is getting impeached - the whole house of cards is about to fall on him, and he's STILL working to get that wall built. Kind of reminds me of the German trains back in '44 and '45.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:37 PM

1. The real losers from Trump's border wall: ranchers, homeowners, and taxpayers

The real losers from Trumpís border wall: ranchers, homeowners, and taxpayers

The Trump administration is already moving to take Americansí private property to build the wall Mexico isnít paying for. . Apr 5, 2017

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-border-wall-eminent-domain-4b6134e62910/

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:49 PM

2. Trump Voters FORCED to SELL Their Land to Build The WALL, "We Can't Believe It!"

SWEET IRONY. These Trump Voters FORCED to SELL Their Land to Build The WALL, "We Can't Believe It!"

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:27 PM

3. Sad when people realize the emptiness of nationalism.

How uncaring our government has become.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:08 PM

4. Actually I am sure every single Trump lover along the border that has been forced

to give up any of their land did so happily with a smile on their face.

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