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H.R. 1234: Preventing the Taking of Americans’ Land to Build Trump’s Wall Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 14, 2019.


Preventing the Taking of Americans' Land to Build Trump's Wall Act

This bill restricts the government's ability to seize private land rights for physical barriers, or roads between ports of entry, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Before taking possession of or altering such private land, the Department of Homeland Security shall certify to Congress that each property owner has received just compensation as established in a judicial condemnation proceeding.