Eminent domain

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna, Texas. Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is finally ramping up its efforts to seize the private land it needs to build a border wall in South Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 21, 2019 - 9:17 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall. Trump's signature campaign promise has consistently faced political, legal, and environmental obstacles in Texas, which has the largest...
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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2019 - 6:51 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Years after the Kwik Fill gas station was torn down at the corner of Kenmore Avenue and Niagara Falls Boulevard, the property has remained vacant, and a recent showdown over eminent domain has infuriated the property owner. 20 years ago, the town of Amherst took some of that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Isac Ramos fishes at a ranch on the banks of the Rio Grande in Los Ebanos, Texas. A federal attorney in South Texas said in court this week that he was only allowed to work on border wall cases during the partial government shutdown. The Texas Civil Rights Project on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 released a transcript of a Tuesday hearing in a case where the U.S. government sued a local landowner for her property along the U.S.-Mexico border in Los Ebanos. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal attorney in South Texas said in court this week that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he only has been allowed to work on cases related to President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. The Texas Civil Rights Project on Thursday released a transcript of a...
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January 17, 2019 - 3:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal attorney in South Texas said in court this week that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he only has been allowed to work on cases related to President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. The Texas Civil Rights Project on Thursday released a transcript of a...
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January 17, 2019 - 2:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A government attorney in South Texas says that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he only has been allowed to work on cases related to a proposed border wall. The Texas Civil Rights Project released a transcript Thursday of a hearing in a case where the U.S. government...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, father Roy Snipes, pastor of the La Lomita Chapel, shows Associated Press journalists the land on either side of the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas. Portions of Father Snipes' church land in Mission could be seized by the federal government to construct additional border wall and fence lines. Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall. They are rejecting buyout offers and preparing to battle the administration in court. Trump is scheduled to travel to the border Thursday to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
January 10, 2019 - 4:44 pm
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump traveled to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall , landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, father Roy Snipes, pastor of the La Lomita Chapel, shows Associated Press journalists the land on either side of the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas. Portions of Father Snipes' church land in Mission could be seized by the federal government to construct additional border wall and fence lines. Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall. They are rejecting buyout offers and preparing to battle the administration in court. Trump is scheduled to travel to the border Thursday to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
January 10, 2019 - 10:35 am
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall , landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, father Roy Snipes, pastor of the La Lomita Chapel, shows Associated Press journalists the land on either side of the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas. Portions of Father Snipes' church land in Mission could be seized by the federal government to construct additional border wall and fence lines. Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall. They are rejecting buyout offers and preparing to battle the administration in court. Trump is scheduled to travel to the border Thursday to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
January 10, 2019 - 1:20 am
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, father Roy Snipes, pastor of the La Lomita Chapel, shows Associated Press journalists the land on either side of the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas. Portions of Father Snipes' church land in Mission could be seized by the federal government to construct additional border wall and fence lines. Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall. They are rejecting buyout offers and preparing to battle the administration in court. Trump is scheduled to travel to the border Thursday to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
January 10, 2019 - 12:53 am
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 photo, father Roy Snipes, pastor of the La Lomita Chapel, shows Associated Press journalists the land on either side of the Rio Grande at the US-Mexico border in Mission, Texas. Portions of Father Snipes' church land in Mission could be seized by the federal government to construct additional border wall and fence lines. Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall. They are rejecting buyout offers and preparing to battle the administration in court. Trump is scheduled to travel to the border Thursday to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
January 09, 2019 - 7:02 pm
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — As President Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7 billion wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows firsthand how the project will play out if the White House gets its way. The federal government has started surveying land along the...
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