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The Taking

Legal experts: Emergency declaration may not be quickest way to build wall

Even if President Donald Trump gets his way, eminent domain lawyers say a variety of legal issues would arise surrounding private land seizures that could delay wall construction for years — and even derail it entirely.

Juan Cavazos at his home on Oklahoma Avenue in Brownsville, Texas. The federal government took part of the former teacher's …

The Taking

Inside the federal government's haphazard, decade-long process of seizing private land for a border fence.

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The border fence and levee passes through the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Hidalgo, Texas on Feb. 7, …

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