DHS, CBP Request Permission to Access SpaceX Site for Possible Border Wall

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Friday, January 04 2019 Jan 4, 2019 January 04, 2019 4:36 PM January 04, 2019 in News - Local
By: Daisy Martinez

NEAR BROWNSVILLE – The Department of Homeland Security continues its efforts to survey in the Rio Grande Valley for possible border wall sites.

The department now wants access to property in Cameron County that is owned by SpaceX.

SpaceX spokesman James Gleeson tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS DHS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested permission from SpaceX to access their site next to Boca Chica Beach.

Gleeson spoke about this in a statement, which reads in part:

"At this time SpaceX is evaluating the request and is in communication with DHS to further understand their plans."

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez spoke with residents who live near the site to see their reactions to the requests.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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