Amended lawsuit filed by U.S. Government against border wall builder

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Border fence construction plans in Mission waiting for approval from IBWC (Source: KGBT Photo)

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

An amended lawsuit was filed on Monday by the United States Government regarding the border wall being built in Mission. 

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In the amended lawsuit filed Monday, the U.S. Government says that the “vegetation removal and grading of the banks of the Rio Grande River by the Fisher Defendants was not permitted by the USIBWC, the owner of the banks of the Rio Grande River.”

As a result, the lawsuit is asking for an injunctive order stating that further work should be stopped until the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission reviews its analysis.

In an exclusive interview with CBS 4, Tommy Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., said they are allowed to prepare for the construction of the border fence. 

Fisher Industries is also being investigated by a Pentagon watchdog group over the $400 million border wall contract. 

The next hearing regarding the lawsuit will be held on Thursday.

Read the full lawsuit below:

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