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As Trump seeks billions for wall, US still paying for fence

In this Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, a farmer passes along a borer fence that divides his property, Tuesday, in Mission, Texas. As President Donald Trump's administration fights to fund a new, multibillion-dollar border wall, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over the fence Congress approved more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

HOUSTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tries to persuade a skeptical Congress to fund his proposed multibillion-dollar wall on the Mexican border, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over a border fence approved more than a decade ago.


Two settlements were completed just this week.

The legal battles over the stop-and-start fence covering just one-third of the border have outlasted two presidents.

Depending on what kind of wall the government now decides to build, it might have to take hundreds more landowners to court.

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