Graves Of U.S. Veterans To Be “Dug Up” For Trump’s Border Wall

Veterans graves to be "Dug Up" for border wall
Veterans graves to be "Dug Up" for border wall

Veterans graves to be "Dug Up" for border wall

JakeThomas

Veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War are buried in the Eli Jackson Cemetery in Texas.

In Hildalgo County, Texas, residents are fighting to protect the graves of veterans under threat by President Donald Trump’s border wall, according to local news station KVEO-TV.

The Eli Jackson Cemetery is the final resting place of veterans of both World Wars as well as the Korean War, but the Trump administration wants to have those graves moved in order to make way for the proposed barrier along the southern U.S. border.

Others buried in the cemetery, which is considered sacred land by local natives, include freed slaves and native ancestors.

One of the individuals opposing the government’s planned intrusion, part of a local Native American tribe, told KVEO-TV, “When you dig people out of the ground, you’re killing them again.”

“We’re going to protect this land. We’re going to protect this sacred site,” he said.

According to the news report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced earlier this month it had awarded a $304,600,000 contract to build 11 miles of border wall in Hildalgo County — but Democratic leaders are determined to protect the graves from exhumation.

CBP said in a statement that it would “avoid” the cemetery, but KVEO-TV noted that no legal protections have been passed.

The Department of Homeland Security has waived 28 federal laws, including the Native American Graves Act, in order to make Trump’s border wall happen.

“You’re supposed to respect [people] even after death,” the tribesman said.

Comments (58)
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ToddB
ToddB

So you are saying Democrats feel uprooting the dead shows disrespect, but they are in favor of uprooting a living being and thereby killing babies is fine.

Velma
Velma

So it is not enough to abuse our veterans when they are alive, trump the bone spurs baddy must abuse their corpses as well.

Bree_t01
Bree_t01

As a vet, I am OK with this. I was willing to die to protect the country when I was in uniform. If needed, I would answer the call again today. And once I am no longer among the living, I would still want to protect my home and family.

GOODDOC1
GOODDOC1

This is so wrong on just so many levels.

jimgomez
jimgomez

Why don't we wait and see if they in fact do have to move graves to build wall. This article has already made an assumption before it has even happened. Must work for CNN!

TheHouse36
TheHouse36

Does this change the polling location for these democrat voters since they are being relocated? Asking for the DNC!

Notknown
Notknown

This is wrong on so many levels.

Freedom1
Freedom1

My grandpa will kick your ass he was in World War II

Walkingshield
Walkingshield

This fool is either a liar or can't do research.....Name: Alberto Zuniga Jackson
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1908
Death Date: 20 Sep 1990
Death Place: McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, United States of America
Cemetery: Eli Jackson-Brewster Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: San Juan, Hidalgo County, Texas, United States of America

Marly53
Marly53

@ToddB you’re an idiot Tidd, it’s not ok to move vet graves and abortion is one of your business, it’s a woman’s, why don’t you cut your balls off?? And btw, I know plenty of republicans that have had or their daughters have had abortions, at 6-8 weeks smaller than a pea, but ooooh lets abuse them or cut food stamps when they are born! Hypocrisy at its best!

Ravenhood
Ravenhood

They're just bones. It happens a lot, elsewhere. Why are the vets buried on the border, anyway?

61Sandra
61Sandra

I am wondering from where this information was gathered? Mexico border is about 15 miles from this cemetery. There is another named Capote Cemetery (don't know if veterans are buried there or American Indians). I cannot imagine 'the wall' would be 15 miles away from the border, tearing up cemeteries and a national wildlife refuge. Disrespect for the dead is dishonorable just as disrespect for the president of the United States of America is dishonorable. It seems anything that happens that connotes being 'bad' is attributed to the president while the good is ignored. This issue in this article, being an example.

Deloris Cooper
Deloris Cooper

Please don't let the man in the White House desturbe the graves of the fallen . show some respect for them that wall it's stopping any one they sent a picture of people sitting on top of the wall to disrespect them is heartless and unthinkable.

Gatorguy76
Gatorguy76

How can u read this story and believe every word without checking other websites, doing any kind research or even take 5 mins to think about it for yourself. This “ news story” is exactly that, a story. What amazes me is that right after u do one of the stupidest things ever by believing something so far fetched it’s almost comical, u turn right around and type out a comment to try to make yourself look smart and informed. If it wasn’t so sad, it would be cute, like a half retarded monkey bringing u a geometry book. Instead of commenting on this post u need to go put your helmet back on and stop licking the window long enough to learn and think for yourself.

Katie*60
Katie*60

These veterans along with the others that they are wanting to move have been through enough. Aren't we supposed to let them rest in peace after they are gone? This is showing NO RESPECT FOR THE DEAD! Our world is so sad now.

induanangel1958
induanangel1958

This is just wrong on so many levels ethically & morally. Why can't Trump see noone wants a wall that desrespects our soldiers & ancestors? The money has plenty of places it can be better used then a stupid wall disturbing sacred grounds !


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