Wonder why most people with property on the US/Mexico border DO NOT want a wall?
House Democrats from Texas are pressing their Republican colleagues in the Senate to reject President Trump‘s emergency declaration at the southern border, warning of a major “land grab” affecting property owners in the Lone Star State if Trump’s border wall is realized.
The Democrats noted that Texas is home to roughly 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border — much of it private property that could be seized to build Trump’s promised barrier that he claims is necessary to prevent illegal immigration and crime.
“The people of Texas, and the private property owners of Texas, have the most to lose if President Trump is allowed to unilaterally go and build his border wall with an emergency declaration,” Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) said Wednesday on a press call.
“We believe that it would be the largest federal land grab of Texas land in history.”
The Senate is poised to vote Thursday on a House-passed resolution, sponsored by Castro, that would block Trump’s emergency declaration at the southwest border.
The resolution is deemed “privileged,” meaning it’s guaranteed a vote in the GOP-led Senate, despite opposition from many Republicans in the upper chamber……