City of La Joya Fights to Keep Land from Gov't Barrier
LA JOYA – The city of La Joya is fighting against a border wall.
The U.S. government wants the city to grant them permission to survey the land for a border infrastructure project.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke to mayor of La Joya, Jose Salinas, about the issue.
"We will fight it. We might not win it. But we will fight it," says Salinas.
Salinas says the government seeks three acres of city land; the land is the current home of the city sewer plant.
If the barrier goes up, the plant will be on the south side and closed off with a gate.
Salinas says that will be an inconvenience.
"We plan to build an aero mat plant. An aero mat plant is a plant where all the sewer will come. This plant will clean all the water and fix it all up,” he says.
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