Trump Expedites Building of Wall by Waiving Environmental Rules

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

What do we want? A wall! When do we want it? Now!

Of course a wall will not keep 100% of illegal immigrants out of our country but guess what? It will sure cut down on it bigly! We want secure borders in our country. Nearly every other country in the world has some sort of feature or wall on some part of their border, why can’t we?

President Donald Trump and his administration just expedited the process of building the wall by waiving dozens of environmental regulations.

The Hill reports: 

Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen said in a notice published in the Federal Register Monday that she was waiving the rules to accelerate construction on part of the wall in New Mexico.

The waiver excludes rules from major laws including the National Environment Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Historic Preservation Act and the Antiquities Act, among others.

The notice claims that the “El Paso Sector is an area of high illegal entry,” citing its proximity to the city of Ciudad of Juarez, and will allow for vehicle barriers to be replaced with bollard wall for 20 miles on the border.

According to the waiver, “The 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 expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border of the United States near the Santa Teresa Land Port of Entry in the state of New Mexico.”

At least one environmental group is considering suing the Trump administration over the action, according to the Washington Examiner.

The Center for Biological Diversity, which sued the administration over the wall last year, said that it was considering taking further legal action over the new waiver.

Senior attorney Brian Segee said, “The Trump administration is stopping at nothing to ram through this destructive border wall,” he continued, “Trump’s divisive border wall is a humanitarian and environmental disaster, and it won’t do anything to stop illegal drug or human smuggling.”

We are putting America first from now on!

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