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DHS waives certain legal regulations to expedite border wall construction in Texas

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 1, 2019

    DHS gives notice that the Acting Secretary McAleenan has determined it necessary to waive certain legal regulations to expedite construction of barriers and roads near the land border in Starr County, Texas.

    [ID #412]

    DHS Notice of Determination Regarding Border in Starr County, Texas
  2. Effective Date

    July 1, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

Associated or Derivative Policies

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • September 30, 1996

    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.

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