Sunland Park: Construction of private border barrier not in compliance with City ordinance

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico – The City of Sunland Park announced Tuesday the construction of a privately-funded border barrier on private property over Memorial Day weekend is not in compliance with City ordinance.

The City has issued a cease and desist order. “At this point, it will be turned over to the courts for follow-up on the matter,” said Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea.

ABC-7 has learned the group know as We Build The Wall Inc. has completed about three quarters of the barrier on private land belonging to the American Eagle Brick Company. The property is on the southeastern base of Mount Cristo Rey right next to the Rio Grande river.

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