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USA Today Sports has found another reason to attack President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, with the story of a Texas golf course that was cut in half by a border fence erected to prevent people from crossing into the U.S. illegally.
The Fort Brown Memorial Golf Course in Brownsville, Texas, was shut down several years after the border fence was erected across a portion of the former owner’s property, the paper reported.
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The paper lamented the closing of the course saying, “It remains to be seen whether President Trump will be successful in delivering on his campaign promise to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but such a barrier has already made this historic golf course in Texas’ deepest south unworkable and doomed.”
The fence was erected after the passing of the Secure Fence Act passed in 2006, long before Donald Trump jumped into politics.
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“I had a business, the community had a place people could meet and socialize and enjoy life, and golf had an affordable spot,” the course’s former owner, Bob Lucio, told USA TODAY Sports. “Now it is like it never even existed.”
Lucio added that he began losing customers in 2009 when the government began to erect the fence on his property which butted up against the Rio Grande River.
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“The government did what they did — they forced it on everybody,” Lucio told the paper. “In 2009 they actually started building the fence. It hurt our business right...
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