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DHS waives statutory requirements for NM border wall project

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 22, 2018

    DHS Secretary Nielsen issues a notice of determination waiving certain statutory requirements that would otherwise apply to designated border construction projects. The waiver applies to road and physical barrier construction along an approximately 20 mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border near the Santa Teresa Land Port of Entry in New Mexico. [ID #295]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 22, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

Prior Policies

  • Under Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended (‘‘IIRIRA’’), Congress mandated the installation of additional fencing, barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors on the southwest border and Congress granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to waive all legal requirements that the Secretary determines necessary to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads authorized by the Act.

    Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as amended (‘‘IIRIRA’’).

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