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      Hearing scheduled today for bill opposing Border Wall

      The Texas Legislature will take up proposed legislation on the Border Wall today.

      House Committee Resolution 75 urges Congress to explore alternatives to border security in Deep South Texas other than the fencing described in the Secure Fence Act, which calls for 670 miles of fencing along the U.S./Mexico border.

      State Representative Eddie Lucio III authored HCR 75.

      It is scheduled for a hearing today at 3 p.m. in Austin.

      Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada will be in attendance to testify against the Border Wall and push for this bill.

      "When it comes to issues affecting the border, our state and federal governments must consult with the local leaders along the border," Ahumada explained. "Otherwise, we will see proposals that are not warranted."

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