he controversial fence along the Texas-Mexico border is receiving a multi-million dollar tax-payer funded upgrade, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
By the end of the year, the Department of Homeland Security will install electric gates in 44 of the gaps in the fence in the Rio Grande Valley. The project will cost taxpayers more than $10 million.
When originally built, gaps were left in the fence so US citizens could access their property that was actually on the Mexico side of the fence.
More than half of Dr. Elosia Tamez’s land ended up on the other side. “I’m blocked,” she said, looking through the fence. “I feel trapped, entrapped and incarcerated in my own land.”
Source: Brian New for KENS5.