Brownsville Residents Voting To Fight Trump's Wall

Tonight Brownsville voted to fight President Trump's border wall from being built in their backyard. They hope the vote will get the ball rolling.

As President Trump's proposed border wall would cut through the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge and other major eco tourism areas.

Commissioners who introduced the resolution argue they used immigration numbers and Brownsville is one of the safest cities in the country as evidence not to build a wall. There were supporters of the resolution in at the meeting and said this is a major step in fighting back.

Commissioner Gowen opposed the Bush Administration's border fence that already cuts through property.
Commissioner de Leon was in college at the time but says the second time around.
They say Brownsville is going to be on the front side of litigation as this is the first of many actions to be taken. 

Commissioner Gowen and city leaders also fear the wall will impact tourism.
However, commissioners are in favor of a virtual wall of cameras, ground sensors, and aerial surveillance.

The city is the first in the Rio Grande Valley to fight the wall.


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