Date AnnouncedJan. 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]View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeJan. 22, 2018
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’’).