Texas Governor Greg Abbott has wanted to finish the border wall in his state for some time now, but one of the things standing in his way is that some of the land involved is privately owned.
Now he has reached an agreement with these people.
That means he can restart the border wall. Nice.
FOX News reports:
Texas to resume border wall construction after reaching deals with private property owners, Abbott says
The Texas government will resume construction of a wall on the state’s border with Mexico, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.
The announcement comes after an extended period of negotiation between Texas officials and private property owners for the construction of infrastructure on their land.
“More border wall is going up next month,” said Abbott. “It took months to negotiate with private property owners on the border for the right to build on their property.
He added, “We now should be building more border wall all of next year.”
The border wall construction project has been under development for months after the Texas Facilities Commission approved a $167 million contract with Southwest Valley Constructors Co. The project is intended to erect a nearly seven-mile border wall in the Del Rio area.
A second contract was also inked with construction company BFBC of Texas to construct a separate seven-mile wall in the Rio Grande Valley.
President Biden’s administration on Wednesday sued the state of Arizona over its construction of a makeshift border wall using shipping containers and razor wire in order to prevent the flow of illegal immigrants — with the administration claiming the state is trespassing on federal lands.
This is great news.
More border wall is going up next month.
It took months to negotiate with private property owners on the border for the right to build on their property.
We now should be building more border wall all of next year.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 14, 2022
Watch the Biden administration sue Texas now.