States Rights and Property vs. Border Wall Nationalism

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From the Associated Press: “Texas mayors and business leaders filed a class-action lawsuit Friday alleging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff hoodwinked landowners into waiving their property rights for construction of a fence along the Mexican border.

“Members of the Texas Border Coalition said Chertoff did not fairly negotiate compensation with landowners for access to their land for six-month surveys to choose fence sites.

“The coalition of mayors and business and community leaders is seeking an injunction to block work on the fence. . . . ”

1:33 pm on May 19, 2008
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