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As Trump seeks billions for wall, US still paying for fence

AP/UNB     12th May, 2017 11:33:01 printer

As Trump seeks billions for wall, US still paying for fence

As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multibillion-dollar wall on the Mexican border, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over a border fence approved more than a decade ago.

 

Two settlements were completed just this week.

 

The legal battles over the stop-and-start fence covering just one-third of the border have outlasted two presidents.

 

Depending on what kind of wall the government now decides to build, it might have to take hundreds more landowners to court.

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