Immigration Law

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109 Groups Demand Halt to Border Wall Construction
Posted on 27 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Civil Rights Project, Mar. 25, 2020 "Land possessions continue as Trump declares COVID-19 national emergency Eminent domain attorneys and advocates demand Administration to stop border wall construction, so landowners can shelter in... Read More

Trump's 'Disposable Americans' - Texas Border Landowners
Posted on 26 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times, Dec. 26, 2019 "Eminent domain lawyers and scholars said in interviews that landowners along the border have limited options once they receive a request from the government. They can voluntarily allow the authorities... Read More

If Trump’s Border Wall Becomes Reality, Here’s How He Could Easily Get Private Land for It
Posted on 25 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, Mar. 25, 2019 "A law is supposed to protect property owners from lowball offers by the government when it takes land through eminent domain. But a letter shows how simple it is for officials to eviscerate what is... Read More

Feds Quietly Prepare for Land Seizures for Border Wall
Posted on 14 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Tal Kopan, CNN, Nov. 13, 2017 - "Although approval for a new border wall has yet to come, the Trump administration has taken subtle steps to be able to seize land to build one, including by restarting litigation that has laid dormant for years against... Read More

The Taking: Eminent Domain and The Wall
Posted on 18 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness. by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune. Illustrations... Read More

Eminent Domain Litigation Will Halt Border Wall Construction
Posted on 3 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Prof. Gerald S. Dickinson, Washington Post, Mar. 3, 2017 - "Trump’s real difficulty will be in getting permission from property owners to build the wall — no matter how much money it takes — and the land wars that will bog down... Read More

Landowners With Lawyers Get More For Border Fence Property
Posted on 16 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When the federal government began seizing private land along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a towering fence, Teofilo Flores was offered $1,650 for a slice of his backyard. At first, it seemed like a square deal. But then the cotton grower learned... Read More