Communities rally against wall
By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
Cameron County, Port Isabel and Laguna Vista all unanimously passed resolutions Tuesday to oppose the border wall.
In a slew of meetings that began at the historic Dancy Building in Brownsville Tuesday morning and ended at Port Isabel City Hall that same evening, residents showed up to protest the construction of the wall as all three governing bodies had listed border wall discussions on their agendas for the day.
“This is something that I’ve been talking about and speaking against ever since I was mayor of Brownsville over 10 years ago,” said County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. after the County Commissioners’ Court had adjourned.
“There’s no proof that the building of a border wall would enhance border security,” he said. “This is just something that’s going to make certain individuals who have a discriminatory or prejudicial mindset with regards to the border and/or especially immigrants, make them feel better that they’re not being let into the country.”
The county judge called the proposal to build thousands of miles across the nation’s southern border a waste of billions of dollars.
President Donald Trump, in a tweet posted early Thursday morning, said “The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.”
Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.