The sun casts a shadow on the U.S.-Mexico border fence that passes through the Nature Conservancy's southernmost preserve in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners on the border have sought fair prices for property that was condemned to make way for the fence, but many of them received initial offers that were far below market value.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, October 15th, 2012
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — When the federal government began seizing private land along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a towering fence, Teofilo Flores was offered $1,650 for a slice of his backyard.