U.S. District Judge Alia Ludlum ordered the city of Eagle Pass, Texas, to hand over to the federal government 233 acres along the Southern border on which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to construct physical border fencing.
The government filed suit on Monday. Judge Ludlum’s ruling was made that same day. The city was notified of the ruling on Tuesday. DHS is endeavoring to complete 370 miles of fencing before the close of fiscal year 2008.
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Here’s a link to the Associated Press’ spectacularly biased and agenda-driven report.
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P.S. – That judge was nominated — go figure — by George W. Bush.