Friday, April 4, 2008

waiving federal laws to build the border fence?

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is waiving 36 federal laws in order to build the border fence, drawing upon the power awarded him through Section 102 of the Real ID Act of 2005 states:

"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall have the authority to waive all legal requirements such Secretary, in such Secretary's sole discretion, determines necessary to ensure expeditious construction of the barriers and roads under this section."

I have been unable to find a list online of the 36 broken laws, but I do recall that it include senvironmental laws. It's actually strange that I can't find more sources online to back this, because it is legitimate and happening. Expect a follow-up.

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