At this website we have long highlighted eminent domain abuse. One of our key issues of concern with Mr. Trump during the election was his past use of eminent domain, the government seizure of property, for his deals. So one should not be surprised if eminent domain is used extensively to build “the wall.” And shadiness seems to walk hand in hand with the practice.
In past border fence efforts ProPublica discovered;
Wealthier property owners who could afford lawyers saw their compensation offers triple on average, while poorer landholders took what the government offered or bargained on their own for slightly more.
We were puzzled, however, to find that Homeland Security appeared to have ignored the one federal law designed to protect the rights of property owners from lowball offers by the government.