BOOM. Trump Scores Big Victory In 9th Circuit Court
California and some environmental groups sued the Trump administration trying to stop the construction of a border wall prototype and repairs to the barriers in San Diego.
The DHS had waived provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act in 2017 in order to be able to more ahead with the project.
The suit was trying to stop them from doing so and challenged the government’s right to waive the requirements.
But on Monday, the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of the Trump administration, saying the law was one their side.
From Daily Caller:
“Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), the Secretary of the DHS has long had the authority ‘to install additional physical barriers and roads … in the vicinity of the United States border,’” the 9th Circuit’s opinion states, quoting the IIRIRA.
The IIRIRA grants the secretary of the DHS “the authority to waive all legal requirements” as is “‘necessary to ensure expeditious construction’ of those barriers and roads,” according to the 9th Circuit.
The U.S. District Court judge had also ruled in favor of the administration, determining that Congress had delegated the responsibility to construct barriers as needed to deter illegal entry to the executive branch.
Another effort to shoot down the wall bites the dust.
And if they even won in the 9th Circuit you know how clear that means the law had to be in favor of the Trump administration.