Bill aims to prevent border wall from being built on state land

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bill that would prevent a border wall from being built on New Mexico state land is moving forward.

House Bill 287 would ban construction of a wall on state land along the Mexico border. State Rep. Angelica Rubio who sponsored the legislation says she doesn’t believe a wall would solve the problems that many have raised.

“I think when investing in communities, investing in our schools are ahead of the issues that are being raised in the long term will work out, knowing that we’re making those real investments,” said Rubio.

President Donald Trump is planning a visit to El Paso on Monday. A rally is scheduled to happen at the El Paso County Coliseum.

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