In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along a border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners

 

              In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along a border fence that passes through the property  in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners
In this Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a tractor is used to farm in cotton field along a border fence that passes through the property in Brownsville, Texas. Since 2008, hundreds of landowners on the U.S.-Mexico border have sought fair prices for property that was condemned to make way for the fence, but many of them received initial offers that were far below market value. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)