Tag: border wall

The National Butterfly Center to File Suit against DHS for work done “Without Permission” on their Property

Authorities at the National Butterfly Center have proposed to file a lawsuit against homeland security. Fox News cameras were rolling as the owners of the center, located next to the Rio Grande River, confronted Border Patrol about their work in preparation for the Border Wall. According to Marian Trevino Wright, the director of the center, this is not the first encounter her employees have had with federal authorities. “Late July we found the contractor on the property and they were cutting down trees and widening our road and we had no communication regarding the work being done here,” Wright...

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Border Wall Cuts through the National Butterfly Center without Permission

Plans for constructing the border wall continue and the National Butterfly Center in Mission states the federal government has been tearing down some of their vegetation construction without their permission. “Government has been working on planning and preparing for construction of the border wall in this region for about 6 months in secret” – Marianna Trevino Wright Marianna Trevino Wright, The executive director of the 100-acre butterfly center which is just a few miles from the border states that in late July she found officials with chainsaws on the private property without consent. “Said that they were there on...

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Brownsville passed resolution against border wall

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Brownsville city commissioners have passed a resolution against the border wall. Commissioners cited that the majority of residents are against the construction project, and the millions of dollars allocated for its construction could be better served in other areas of Brownsville. According to city commissioners, the resolution is merely symbolic, and issued to give those opposed to the wall, a...

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Congressman Proposed Using SNAP Funds to Build Border Wall

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Earning 380 dollars every two weeks, Annette Rodriguez feels uncertain knowing that her main food source, the SNAP program, could be taken away. Thanks to SNAP she’s been able to provide a meal for her family for 21 years, Rodriguez along with her sister and mom are part of the 40 million people in the country that benefit from this type of help. But with the recent statement made by Iowa Republican Steve King, his plan would take away billions of dollars from food stamps to fund the border wall. Rodriguez, along with the 3 million...

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BP Agents Net 5 After Pursuit Near Premont; Discover Abandoned Marijuana

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Late last night, border patrol agents stopped a group of undocumented immigrants and made a separate lucky discovery when tracking a group near Brownsville. According to Border Patrol, when searching for a group of undocumented people, agents found six bundles of marijuana totalling more than 300 pounds, abandoned near the border wall. No arrests were made. In a separate incident, agents arrested five men who attempted to flee during a traffic stop in Premont, Texas. The vehicle carrying the immigrants drove through a ranch fence before coming to a stop. Agents there were able to arrest...

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