Border wall construction continues to move ahead near the Jackson Ranch Church and Cemetery and the Eli Jackson Cemetery, despite a law passed in December 2019 prohibiting construction within historic cemeteries.

 

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History in the shadow of a wall

 

Previous coverage: 

September 2018 

Losing our roots: Descendants of Valley’s pioneering families fear wall will separate them from their history

June 2019 

US says border wall will ‘avoid’ historic Rio Grande Valley cemetery

Language in spending bill would protect historic cemetery from wall