Dallas Morning News – Border landowners sued by U.S. for fence study access

Nydia Garcia looked over the 80 acres of riverfront farmland that has been in her family for centuries and pointed to where a tall security fence would snake through the middle of her property, a half-mile from the Rio Grande. “My grandfather farmed this land,” Mrs. Garcia said. “As kids, we’d ride horses back here and swim in the river. … What’s going to happen now? Will I need a passport to get into my own back yard?”

Mrs. Garcia and her family are among 71 Texans who just said no to the Homeland Security Department’s firmly written request foraccess to their property along the Rio Grande as a potential site for a proposed border security fence.

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