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Eloisa Tamez was a hard-working professor at The University of Texas at Brownsville. She and many others were sought out by the government to buy some of their land to be able to build the wall in 2007. She refused to sell her land to the government and filed a lawsuit to keep them from taking her land. But that only lasted for a little over a year. In 2009 her case was dismissed and therefore began the construction of the wall. Tamez was given $56,000 for a quarter-acre of her land to be used to construct the wall. Later in 2017, Trump supports began to chant "Build the Wall" unaware that most of the southern border already had 670 miles of fencing and barriers. Reporters came to Tamez's house to view what the wall looked like from her house. She demonstrated that she had to put in a code to open a massive gate in the wall to go to the other part of her land. Tamez used part of her $56,000 to create a scholarship fund for graduate nursing students. She also allowed people to come to her house to do research the effects of militarization and the wall on border communities. Tamez later began to argue
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