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.