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Texas land grab: How the feds abused power to seize property for border fence

A decade ago, many border Texans got a raw deal when the federal government seized land for a barrier — while others pushed up the price. Will the government’s rushed, haphazard process be repeated as it pushes for a border wall? The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, which produces investigative journalism in the public interest, partnered on this project to expose the federal government’s use of eminent domain to seize land for a fence along the U.S -Mexico border. Read more…

Dec 14, 2017 General Discussion, Issues & Policy