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DHS waives rules to expedite building border wall in California

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 12, 2017

    The Department of Homeland Security issues a waiver of certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements to speed up construction of barriers on the international border near Calexico, California. [ID #279]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 12, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    October 26, 2018

    On October 4, 2018, DHS completed renovation on the border wall around Calexico. DHS planned to begin construction on 11 more miles of 30-­foot wall in this area in early 2019.

    Renovation Complete on Tallest Portion of Border Fence in Southwest US
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP DHS

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