Hundreds of Valley Landowners Receive Rights of Entry Letters for Potential Border Wall

5 years 5 months 6 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 September 20, 2018 6:41 PM September 20, 2018 in News

MISSION – Hundreds of border property owners have been receiving letters from the federal government asking for access to their land for the potential wall.

Landowners are meeting Thursday at the National Butterfly Center in Mission to learn their rights in regards to this situation.

Texas Civil Rights Project Attorney Efren Olivares explains landowners are asked for permission to survey the land. He further explains landowners do not have to sign.

The Border Wall Program Management special operations supervisor, Danny Tirado, says more than 230 rights of entry letters were sent by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in April for fiscal year 2018 – another 350 were sent in September for fiscal year 2019.

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas reports from Mission with the details.

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