Kobach Claims Poverty In Private Border Wall Lawsuit

McAllen, Texas’s Fox News affiliate reports:

The organization that crowdsourced millions of dollars from public donations to build a private border wall in South Texas told a Texas court on Thursday that they don’t have funds to pay a local lawyer in a pending civil lawsuit relating to the private border wall. “The essence of it is that We Build The Wall has very limited funds right now to bring the ledger up to balance or close to balance,” Kris Kobach, Kansas’ former secretary of state, general counsel for the organization, told U.S. District Judge Randy Crane.

The Butterfly Association lawsuit was filed in late 2019 originally in state district court in Edinburg, Texas, and alleges that construction on the flood plain and on the international waterway violates the United States’ 1970 water treaty with Mexico, and could damage the river bank by causing water to deflect, which could damage neighboring properties, including the National Butterfly Center which is located a half-mile away on the riverbank.

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