Human communities in the borderlands have seen their land, livelihoods and towns disrupted by the border wall. People whose families have owned land on the Rio Grande Valley for 10 generations are having that land condemned and taken by the federal government. Others are watching their life’s work in conservation eroded by walls and habitat destruction. Here are some of  their stories. This series of profiles was originally posted on the Sierra Club website.

 
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"Trust me, it's not gonna happen. There's not gonna be a fence. I have landowners here who put it this way: 'Over my dead body.' "


Sheriff D’Wayne Jernigan, Val Verde County, Texas, speaking in 2006, before border wall construction began

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