Landowners in the US state of Texas are challenging President Donald Trump’s promised border wall with the expectation that their land will be seized for construction.
The Trump administration would have to confront the legal challenges before having a wall on the southern border with Mexico, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
“You could give me a trillion dollars and I wouldn’t take it,” landowner Eloisa Cavazos, who owns property along the Rio Grande river, told the AP. “It’s not about money.”
Funding for the wall has led to a budget impasse, causing the ongoing partial government shutdown despite several rounds of negotiations with Democrats.
Earlier in the day, the president ripped Democratic leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, after yet again another failed round of negotiations.
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open…