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DHS Waives Laws to Build More Roads on Border (Advance Copy)
Posted on 16 Jul 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 07/17/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: DHS , border , Texas

DHS Extends Travel Limitations Between US, Mexico, Canada
Posted on 23 Jun 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Advance Copies: Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico - "This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to... Read More

Tags: Canada , Mexico , DHS , border

DHS Extends Border Blockade
Posted on 20 May 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 19, 2020 "Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States, Canada, and Mexico These documents announce the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security... Read More

Tags: COVID-19 , DHS , border

Another Border Wall Law Waiver: Starr County, Texas
Posted on 14 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/15/2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas

Senate Dems Demand Answers re Border Power Grab
Posted on 10 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Senator Patrick Leahy, Apr. 7, 2020 "Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) led all Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee – the Senate committee with jurisdiction over immigration laws, humanitarian protection laws, and constitutional oversight... Read More

Tags: DHS , Leahy , CDC , border

Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on 20 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 20, 2020 "The strong partnership and close cooperation between the United States and Mexico has allowed us to maintain a productive border environment. We value the health and safety of our citizens and keep that at the forefront of joint... Read More

Tags: Mexico , COVID-19 , DHS , border

Advance Notice: Six More DHS Border Waivers
Posted on 13 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On Monday, Mar. 16, 2020 DHS will publish six border law waiver determinations in the Federal Register "in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in..." Val Verde... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border

DHS Waives Contract Laws in Border Wall Push
Posted on 20 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure... Read More

FR Notice: More Waivers for Border Wall Construction
Posted on 18 Feb 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Feb. 18, 2020 "The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement... Read More

Tags: wall , waiver , wolf , DHS , border

Another DHS Waiver of Laws to Build More Border Barriers in Texas
Posted on 31 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2019 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas

Another DHS Waiver of Environmental Laws to Build More Border Barriers
Posted on 1 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2019 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border

Border Immigration Tent Courts Resemble 'China or Russia'
Posted on 25 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Gus Bova, Texas Observer, Sept. 24, 2019 "In Laredo and Brownsville, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken the unusual step of building tent court facilities alongside the ports of entry. There, members of the press and public are... Read More

Public (Including Media) Denied Access to Border Courts
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 11, 2019 "Tent border courts for asylum-seekers forced to return to Mexico under a Trump administration policy have opened for hearings Wednesday in Laredo, Texas — but few got to see inside as the public... Read More

More Environmental Laws Waived for Border Barriers in Texas
Posted on 3 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2019 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the... Read More

Tags: waiver , DHS , border , Texas

Feds Waive Environmental Laws for More Border Barriers in South Texas
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 "The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the... Read More

Tags: NEPA , DHS , border , Texas