Recent court filings in a case brought by Hidalgo County against a former employee who oversaw construction of a Bush-era border barrier allege a vast kickback scheme.
The Texas Tribune
If the Trump administration follows through on the president's promises to build a border wall, would it actually stop undocumented immigrants and illegal drugs? Two former smugglers explain how they'd work around it.
A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief of a little-known local agency to execute a compromise project. What it didn’t know was that he— and his family—stood to make millions from it.
Scores of Texas landowners who have lived in the shadow of the border fence for years were never compensated for any damage to their property values.
How the joint project on land seizures along the U.S.-Mexican border by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica was reported.
The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall—and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness.