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originally posted by: jjkenobi
Even if Trump doesn't get the wall, it won't be because he hasn't exhausted every possible avenue. He can genuinely say Hey, I tried but your own politicians and government want the border open.
originally posted by: usernameconspiracy
a reply to: Alien Abduct
You understand that the U.S. and Mexico just opened a new land port of entry in Santa Teresa, yes? That's part of the same project. It's not like they are just randomly building a wall along the border somewhere. Where that part ends, it will either be fencing or even nothing at all, depending on who owns the land.
Many privately owned ranches run along the border, so it would require negotiating at a minimum, easements to construct fencing, and actual land acquisition if the U.S. wanted to build a wall and road to occupy permanently.