Eminent Domain and the Border Wall: Protecting Private Property along the Border
Congress is considering whether to fund a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. The impact of this construction on residents who live and work along the border deserves more attention. The federal government owns only one‐third of the land on the southwest border; the rest is in private or state hands. Borderwide fortifications would require taking large amounts of private property through eminent domain. Join us for a discussion of how Congress should protect property and other constitutional rights as it debates how best to secure the border.