Border Fence Would Slice Private Land

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Feb 16, 2008 6:13 PM
This WaPost story highlights an interesting conundrum for conservatives: Building a border fence means using eminent domain to seize private property from American citizens.  What is more, the U.S. would effectively cede thousands of acres to the Mexican side of the fence ...

So which principle is more important?  Defending the private ownership rights of private citizens, or keeping illegal immigrants out (assuming a fence would actually do that)?