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DHS waives laws to expedite construction of border wall

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 20, 2020

    DHS issues a notice of determination, signed by Acting Secretary Wolf, under section 102 of IIRIRA to waive certain laws to expedite border wall construction in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

    [ID #828]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 20, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    March 16, 2020

    On March 16, 2020, DHS issues another Notice of Determination to waive border laws. While DHS listed 10 counties on its February 20, 2020 Notice of Determination, DHS only listed Val Verde County, Texas, and Maverick County, Texas in its March 16, 2020 Notice of Determination.

    March 16 DHS Subsequent Notice of Determination to Waive Border Laws
  4. Subsequent Action

    June 29, 2020

    The Supreme Court denied cert in a case challenging the DHS Secretary's waiver authority under section 102 of IIRIRA.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    SCOTUSBlog - Center for Biological Diversity v. Wolf Petition


New York Times: A Rush to Expand the Border Wall That Many Fear Is Here to Stay

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