Texas judge orders border fundraising not to be built

HOUSTON (AP) - A local judge in South Texas ordered supporters of President Donald Trump not to build their private plans wall in a section of land near the Rio Grande. State district judge Keno Vásquez issued a temporary restraining order on We Build the Wall on Tuesday, which raised $ 25 million after promising to build its own private barrier. Vasquez set a hearing on December 17 for We Build the Wall and its founder, Brian Kolfage, to appear before a court in the city of Edinburg, in South Texas. We Build the Wall announced on Facebook last month that it was beginning to build on private land next to the Rio Grande, the river that separates the United States and Mexico into Texas. He posted videos showing a construction foreman describing plans to install publications a short distance from the riverbank. The announcement sparked immediate criticism from the National Butterfly Center, a nonprofit organization, which is located near the site and filed the motion for the temporary restraining order. Opponents of the wall who say that private construction could worsen erosion or push flood waters toward other people's property in a storm. The plans also caught the attention of the International Boundary and Water Commission, an agency established by the US. UU. And Mexico under the obligations of the treaty, where both parties agree to cooperate in any change on the riverbank that may affect the other party. The commission has asked We Build the Wall and Fisher Industries, its construction partner, for more information. Kolfage has said that his organization will not begin construction until it obtains approval from the commission. The butterfly center and the EarthJustice defense group issued a statement on Wednesday calling the illegal We Build the Wall plans. The incredible biodiversity found here, backed and enhanced by 17 years of work and millions of dollars of investment, is essential for the health of a fragile but vibrant ecosystem and guarantees protection against this illegal incursion, said Dr. Jeffrey Glassberg, president of the North American Butterfly Association, in a statement. Kolfage did not return a message seeking comment on Wednesday. This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by timesofindia.com and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)