Texas Trump voter now fears the president will seize her family's land to build his border wall
Trump supporters holding a 'Build That Wall' sign (Screen cap).
December 18, 2018
A Texas woman who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 tells the Los Angeles Times that she's now afraid her family's land will be seized in order to build the president's proposed border wall.
Rios tells the LA Times that she voted for Trump in 2016 because she wanted to stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the United States.
However, she was disturbed earlier this year when her family received a letter from the federal government asking them to let surveyors access their lands so they could determine whether any of it needed to be used for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"This is our land," said the 60-year-old Rios, whose family founded the tiny De La Cruz colonia in the Rio Grande Valley decades ago.
In addition to being worried about Trump taking some of her family's land, she also says she's disturbed by rumors that the government will build the wall to the north of their neighborhood.
"They can’t leave us on the Mexican side," Rios pleaded to the LA Times.
Rios also tells the publication that her daughter has recently spent money renovating her home and is worried that all her work will be ruined if her house gets cut off from the rest of the country by a giant wall.