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Feds Turn Over Floodplain Data In Lawsuit Against Our New Border Wall

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Now we’re getting somewhere. We’ll be able to complete our second border wall section once it’s shown that it won’t affect the waterway we’re building next to.

KTSM 9 is reporting:

“McALLEN Texas (Border Report) — The federal government has given hydrology data to the defendants in a lawsuit against a construction firm building a border barrier on private land in South Texas.

But as of Monday, both sides still had not agreed upon amended digging and land-clearing restrictions along the Rio Grande.

U.S. District Judge Randy Crane on Thursday ordered the hydrology information be sent to the defendants in the case brought by the Justice Department against contractors hired by the private nonprofit advocacy group We Build The Wall Inc.

The organization has posted on social media that they are raising millions of dollars online via private donations to build a 3.5-mile-long border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande south of Mission, Texas.

On Thursday, Houston defense lawyer Ernest Fielder told Border Report he would not comment on ongoing litigation.

However, court documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas in McAllen indicate that the river mapping data was given that day to the defendants — Fisher Industries; Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.; and Neuhaus and Sons LLC.

The hydrology data, which the Federal Emergency Management Agency possesses and defendants had requested last week, is high-tech mapping equipment that could help to determine if the plans for a private border wall would alter the course of the international waterway. If the private border wall causes water to deflect or redirect then it would violate the United States’ 1970 international water treaty with Mexico.

FEMA has already conducted the mapping study on the river banks utilizing light detection and ranging equipment, also known as LIDAR. This technology is similar to radar and produces high-resolution digital elevation models and can determine if private border wall plans would cause flooding, or change the water’s course by any means.

The lawsuit, which was brought by the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), seeks to halt construction on the international waterway until the IBWC fully reviews the construction plans to ensure there is no flooding or water deflection.

A large swath of the shoreline has been cleared, and lawyers for Fisher Industries in court on Thursday said over 70 construction workers are employed on this job site. Assistant U.S. Attorney E. Paxton Warner told Crane that the land clearing — which began in November — is irreversible and could have already caused unknown damage to the shoreline.

Warner argued in court for Crane to impose stricter digging restrictions while the case is pending.

Crane said he would sign an amended temporary restraining order once both sides agreed to updated language, but court documents indicated they have not come to terms.

“At this time, the United States and the Fisher Defendants are unable to agree to the wording in an amended temporary restraining order,” according to an opposed motion for entry of temporary restraining order filed Friday.

A status hearing on the case is set for Thursday afternoon in McAllen, in Crane’s courtroom, Warner told Border Report.”

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Supreme Court Turns Away Environmentalists Trying To Stop Border Wall Construction

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Another victory for national security & the border wall. This will help us as we continue the construction of our next projects if environmentalists come after us as they did at Project 2.

“The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a coalition of environmental groups that pushed back against the Trump administration’s construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The groups, led by the Center for Biological Diversity, challenged a 1996 law giving the president authority to fight illegal immigration and border crossings, and limiting some legal challenges.

The coalition claimed that the Trump administration did not conduct sufficient environmental impact studies for the construction and that endangered species like the jaguar and Mexican wolf would be adversely affected by the barrier.

They had asserted in their case that the law’s allowance for the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of border fencing violates the Constitution’s separation of powers. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had dismissed the case, citing a prior case from 2007 with “a nearly identical context.”

“This Court finds that precedent persuasive, and it compels the conclusion that Plaintiffs’ complaint fails to state plausible constitutional claims as a matter of law,” the Circuit Court’s ruling said.”

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CHECK DONATIONS:
We Build the Wall, Inc.
PO Box 131567 Houston, Texas 77219-1567

The official wall fundraiser & construction site is at www.webuildthewall.us
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This Summer, We Continue With Our Fourth Border Wall Project

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Good news, everyone. Not only is our third border wall project slated to begin soon (most likely in California), but our fourth project will be hot on its heels.

Our first project in Sunland Park, New Mexico – Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Our 2nd project in Mission, Texas was completed in February of this year – Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Here’s a message from our founder, Brian Kolfage, and Foreman Mike:

Foreman Mike’s announcement in the next step for We Build The Wall!

Foreman Mike is back at it again, this time with a big announcement in the next step for We Build The Wall! >> https://secure.webuildthewall.us/stopthesurge

Posted by We Build The Wall Inc on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Thank you, to all the freedom fighters out there, both past and present, for your dedication to our country and the sacrifice that comes with defending all that we as citizens hold dear.

Let’s all pitch in to protect the nation and prove to Nancy Pelosi that our safety and sovereignty doesn’t depend on her:

Donate Today – Every dollar — just like every mile of border wall — matters:
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Easy to donate on our site at WeBuildTheWall.us or at GoFundMe – WeBuildTheWall

You can even send a check to WeBuildtheWall, Inc., P.O. Box 131567 Houston, Texas 77219.

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