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If you’ve never actually lived on the border, spent more than a day for a photo opp, or just cruised down “the line”, maybe have a seat when talking about our lives along the border. I grew up in a border town since I was 5, here’s what it’s like...
My Dad worked out in the desert where maquiladoras for both the U.S. & Mexico were. He gave out sweaters, socks and would call my Mom to bring burritos to the men he’d meet; lost and disoriented. One man we met had come from Honduras...
The man asked my Dad if behind those mountains was Houston, TX. A smuggler had told over a dozen men that Douglas, AZ, was Texas. This was late 1980’s. Not much has changed. Families are coming for a better life to a place they’re not wanted...
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Let’s have some truth bombs before tonight’s address:

#NoWall Fact 1:
Illegal border crossings are way down

In the early 2000’s, 1.3-1.6 million people were apprehended crossing the border.

2018? <400,000…

#NoWall Fact 2:
Undocumented Immigrants are not causing a crime wave at the border, in fact the southern border counties are among the safest in the country!

#NoWall Fact 3:
The majority of undocumented immigrants DO NOT sneak across the border, they are people who came to the US legally and overstayed their visa. A wall does NOTHING to address this.

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The Cavazos family holds 27 acres of property in Mission, TX, sitting a breath away from the Rio Grande. On November 5, 2018 a condemnation action was issued for the taking of the property for the border wall.
Of the 40+ heirs who each share a stake in the property, 36 were notified of the declaration, of which only 3 were consulted with in person. Less than 2 weeks after notice of a condemnation action, a motion for immediate possession was issued for a speedy taking of the land.
The government offered to pay the price of less than $2.50 per heir — before the family had even found legal representation to consider the initial compensation. The government clearly had no intention of respecting these property owners. #NoBorderWall
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