As Trump seeks billions for border wall, U.S. still pays for fence

HOUSTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multi-billion 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.

© 2017 Associated Press


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