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Monday, January 5, 2009

Mayor Stands United With Texas Border Coalition

From: Pat Ahumada

Date: January 3, 2008

Subject: Border Wall

It has been brought to my attention by Department of Home Land Security through the Texas Border Coalition that preparation to build the Border Wall will commence this WEEK in Cameron County, with most areas affected being the Los Indios and Harlingen land area holdings. Preparations are defined as clearing, grubbing and building drainage culverts in anticipation of constructing the Wall. The City of Brownsville areas affected are in the proximity of the River Bend and the Los Fresnos Pump Station areas (see attachment), consisting of two segments totaling 5.2 miles. Brownsville’s Hope Park, where the proposed River Walk is to be built, is being spared.

At my request, through TBC communications with DHS, there will be a “Walk The Line” date set for TBC and city elected officials to meet with DHS to inspect future sites where the Wall is proposed to be built. It is my understanding that Hope Park will be spared. Sparing Hope Park is not reason to stop our opposition to the Wall since other vital areas of the City of Brownsville will be affected, mainly our ecological and historical corridors, along with other land owners who reside in Cameron County and expect us to be their voice against the proposed Wall.

As mayor of Brownsville, I stand united with TBC and all who oppose the Border Wall and ask the incoming administration to reassess the intent for the proposed Wall and its effectiveness before allowing DHS to continue with a project that has already proven to be a failure and to consider the alternatives being offered by the TBC and the municipalities most affected by the Wall. As mayor, I ask our new President Barrack Obama to “Tear Down This Wall” and build virtual fencing using our geography to deter illegal immigration, narcotics trafficking and all illegal activity along the Rio Grande River.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor,

You can start by educating yourself on the issue.

For example; it is "Homeland", not "Home Land".

26,000 thanks...

Monday, January 05, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

26,000 thanks.......
Mero, I am glad you're back!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009  

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