NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – Texas Rep. Will Hurd, the sole Republican representing a congressional district along the southern border, said more than 1,000 farmers in his state are at risk of having their land seized by the federal government to facilitate the construction of President Trump’s long-promised wall.

U.S. Border Patrol is seen from Mexico while patrolling along the border line between the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico.
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“In the great state of Texas, we care about a little thing called private property, and there’s going to be over 1,000 ranchers and farmers potentially impacted if the government comes in and takes their land,” Hurd said on “Face the Nation” Sunday.

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