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NM mayor halts construction of private border wall — claims violates local laws

Javier Perea, mayor of Sunland Park, New Mexico, is forcing private landowners to halt construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, alleging the project lacked the proper government approvals.

Sunland Park issued a cease-and-desist letter Tuesday to halt the construction of a large border wall on private property owned by the American Eagle Brick Co. outside of El Paso, near the University of Texas at El Paso, the Texas Tribune reports.

The $6 million to $8 million project began late Friday, continued through the Memorial Day weekend, and was expected to be completed later this week. The private project is funded through a GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $20 million for We Build the Wall, a nonprofit working with Border Patrol to erect barriers in high traffic areas along the border.

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