Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Texas town sued by US gov't over Mexico border fence issue

Wow, this is significant. Dra. Valenzuela

Texas town sued by US gov't over Mexico border fence issue
The federal government sued to get access to land owned by a Texas city whose mayor has been highly critical of a planned U.S-Mexico border fence. The U.S. government has said the fence along the southern border is meant to help control illegal immigration and keep criminals and terrorists out of the country. The lawsuit was filed Monday by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton against the city of Eagle Pass, Texas, said Justice Department spokesman Andrew Ames. The city's mayor is Chad Foster, who serves as chairman of the Texas Border Coalition. The coalition, consisting of several border mayors, business officials and residents, has been fighting the Homeland Security Department's border fence construction plans.

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