Land Commissioner will hold off on auctioning state trust lands

New Mexico
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State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says he will not be auctioning off state trust lands along the border in December as planned.

Instead, he’s passing the decision along to the new land commissioner, Stephanie Garcia Richard.

Earlier this year, Dunn notified the Border Patrol that they had illegally used the land for federal purposes, and they needed to buy the land or vacate.

He says the federal government has failed to offer a fair price, so Commissioner Aubrey Dunn was going to auction it off. 

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