For some Texans, Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexican border is getting real. Earlier this year, Texans living along the border began receiving letters from the Department of Homeland Security, informing them that the government intends to take their property.
One of the recipients of the letter was Maria Flores, who owns property in Los Ebanos, along the Rio Grande, with her siblings. The Declaration of Taking offered her $2,900 for 1.2 acres of land. Yvette Salinas, Flores’s daughter, manages the estate.