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