Appropriations Bill Allows Starr Co. Leaders to Discuss Border Wall Designs

3 years 3 months 4 days ago Friday, February 15 2019 Feb 15, 2019 February 15, 2019 5:20 PM February 15, 2019 in News - Local

ROMA – Leaders in Star County will have the chance to have their border wall design plans be seen by the federal government.

The new 2019 Appropriations Bill was signed into law Friday; it gives cities in Starr County the chance to have an impact on decisions regarding the border wall.

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas spoke with the mayor of Roma, Robert Salinas. He says he would like to sell some land to the government.

He’s hopeful for the expansion of the port of entry.

“It will get the local elected officials to have a seat at the table, which means they will have to sit down and try to reach a mutual agreement on the design of any barrier or alignment of any barrier because right now, homeland, with all due respect, is just running over the local communities,” explains Congressman Henry Cuellar.

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