A PATH OF DESTRUCTION
The Border Wall is not a fence. If this project goes through, plans call for clearing a path as wide as half a football field along the riverfront to build a new militarized zone, 121 miles long. This “enforcement zone” would include a 30-foot prison style steel wall, government roads, surveillance towers, and high intensity flood lights.
This zone would carve a path of destruction through our parks, historic landmarks, cemeteries, neighborhoods, homes, small businesses, ranches, community college, and even a children’s home run by nuns.
The wall would destroy 100% of Laredo’s riverfront parks and public spaces. It would cut through over 700 private properties. Neighborhoods and ranches will feel like they are imprisoned. Precious natural eco-systems would be destroyed. We would be cut off from our river for generations.
A LAND GRAB
The wall is a massive land grab by the Federal Government. Lands that have belonged to the people of Laredo for three centuries would be transferred to the U.S. government, forever.