Is the fight over border fence in Texas about water or politics?

NY Times:

Trump’s Wall Faces a Barrier in Texas: Landowner Lawsuits

In a state where land ownership has an almost mythic resonance, opposition to a wall bordering Mexico could delay construction for years.
While it could be both, I suspect that the major obstacle is about water resources for ranchers on the border.  In an area of the state where water can sometimes be scarce for livestock, access to the water in the Rio Grande is clearly important and any wall that goes up much take account of this need.  If that can be resolved the ranchers will also benefit from not having trespassers despoiling their property.

Meanwhile, a border fence recently completed in Hungary has been very effective in stopping illegal migration.  The Israel fence has also been effective at stopping terrorist attacks.


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