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Carrizo Comecrudo and protectors celebrate that the cemetery will be protected. However, it is unknown what this means for the land and for access to the water of the Rio Grande, as the border wall is still planned for this region.
By Brenda Norrell
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it will not build Trump's Border Wall on the historic Eli Jackson Cemetery. The site is being protected by a camp of Carrizo Comecrudo tribal members and their supporters at Yalui Village.
"The U.S. government says it won't build President Donald Trump's border wall on the site of a historic cemetery that might have required the exhumation of graves," AP reported today.Carrizo Comecrudo Chairman Juan Mancias said, "Victory on the Levee of the Rio Grande. Historical and village identified. Victory Dance for struggle won. Epapue’l Village and Lehai And Ko’pte In Starr county can be manned now. Nana Pele’x ment Nawaso’l," Mancias said.
Thanking all those who are making a stand, Chairman Mancias said, "We stand."