This morning in Texas, the @JoeBiden Administration seized the property of the Cavazos family for #borderwall construction, after being granted possession via court order. We are outraged. This outcome was avoidable had the administration simply dismissed the case outright. (1/4)
TCRP represents the Cavazos family in this litigation and we hope to have a full statement on this horrible decision soon. DOJ must immediately reverse course and return all seized lands to the communities from where they came. (2/4) #NotAnotherFoot
This decision by the administration will not in any way “build back better” and breaks @POTUS's promise to dismiss all border wall cases. Stay tuned as we work with the Cavazos family to share their story and this devastating outcome that must be immediately reversed. (3/4)
It is false that @JoeBiden has stopped the border wall. The fight against the wall in Texas is NOT OVER.
140 lawsuits are still active; the Cavazos are just one. Now this family is at the mercy of a government that is continuing the Trump-Biden border wall (4/4) #NotAnotherFoot
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