President Trump vs. American landowners on the border
Updated 10:42 PM ET, Mon April 3, 2017
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- In the 442 lawsuits reviewed by CNN from the 2006 border fence construction, property owners always lost their land
- 1 in 4 property owners who challenged their compensation received more money
Brownsville, Texas (CNN)Before Donald Trump can build his promised wall between the US and Mexico, he will have to take private property from thousands of US citizens - a land grab that is expected to prompt years of legal battles, cost tens of millions in taxpayer dollars and delay construction.