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Agency finds private border wall violates Rio Grande treaty

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 06 2020 May 6, 2020 May 06, 2020 3:37 PM May 06, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By NOMAAN MERCHANT
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal agency has found that a construction firm promoted by President Donald Trump to build his signature border wall violated American treaty obligations with a private border fence next to the river separating Texas and Mexico. The International Boundary and Water Commission found that Fisher Industries’ 3-mile fence of steel posts just 35 feet from the Rio Grande could worsen flooding and called on the company to make changes to the project. The commission released a copy of its letter to Fisher Industries on Wednesday.

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