Property owners in Texas could see their land taken away for the wall with Mexico

Americas Now

The U.S. government is moving ahead with plans to seize land to build a border wall with Mexico. But south Texas landowners are “digging in” and not giving up without a fight.

The U.S. government has started giving notice to many homes and businesses in the Rio Grande Valley telling them that it wants to acquire their land.  A law called, Eminent Domain allows them to do it. 

It’s part of the President’s promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. The aim is to keep undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers out of the United States. 

But many living along the U.S. side of the border, some for generations, could pay the biggest price.

Correspondent John Zarrella traveled to Texas to tell us some of their stories.