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McAllen Mayor Rescinds Support for Border Wall

5 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 06 2017 Jul 6, 2017 July 06, 2017 11:14 PM July 06, 2017 in News

MCALLEN - Mayor Jim Darling of Mcallen says he no longer supports the border wall. 

He sent the reversal of his decision in a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. 

In February Secretary Kelly toured the Valley's border with Mexico, at the time, Mayor Darling gave Kelly a letter citing his support for a border wall along the levees. 

In a letter sent Monday, Darling said he was under the "mistaken belief that the wall at the levy locations was being recommended in order for FEMA to certify the area relating to the release of a portion of the floodway back to the property owners."

Darling continues to say he hasn't been and is not in generally in favor of building the border wall. 

The Hidalgo County Drainage District rescinded support for the border wall in May.The board for the drainage district says the reversal was based of feedback from people opposed to the construction. 

No word if the reversals will have an impact on a future wall here in the Valley. 

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