Government Security News: Lawsuit claims Homeland Security fails to assess environmental impact of immigration

IRLI In The News

October 18, 2016

By Steve Bittenbender

A group of nine organizations and individuals filed suit in federal court Monday claiming the Department of Homeland Security has failed to study the effects of immigration on the country’s environment.

According to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Diego against DHS and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, federal agencies are required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to conduct assessments before establishing policies or regulations in order to understand the impact the proposed action may have on the environment. DHS, which was created in 2003, took over responsibilities for managing immigration and border control issues after the Immigration and Naturalization Service was dissolved that same year. … Read the full story by Steve Bittenbender.

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