Land Commissioner rejects offer to settle border land dispute

New Mexico
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New Mexico’s top land boss has rejected a proposal from the feds to settle a land dispute at the border wall.

Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says part of the wall sits on seven-acres of state trust land and the federal government failed to acquire the necessary right of way. 

Earlier this year, Dunn posted no trespassing signs, telling the Border Patrol to get out. 

Dunn was offering a 35-year lease for $20,000, all of which would go to New Mexico Public Schools. 

He says the federal government has offered to pay $9,000 for the land. 

Dunn says he can’t accept that offer.

It’s unclear what the next step will be.

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