LifeZette: Group Challenges Obama’s Immigration Agenda on Environmental Grounds

IRLI In The News

October 18, 2016

By Brendan Kirby

Lawsuit takes aim at actions the administration has taken to expand mass migration to the U.S.

The legal arm of a Washington organization that favors lower levels of immigration is pursuing a novel strategy for achieving that goal — challenging the Department of Homeland Security on environmental grounds.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute filed a federal lawsuit Monday in San Diego on behalf of seven plaintiffs against the Department of Homeland Security and its secretary, Jeh Johnson, under the National Environmental Policy Act.

“This is really an environmental case.”

The suit seeks a court order ruling that the department has failed to perform adequate reviews under the 1970 statute in 33 separate actions. The suit also seeks orders setting aside a finding of no environmental impact on a decision regarding the border surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America in 2014 and instructing the Department of Homeland Security to reconsider a rule granting expanded opportunities for foreign students to work in the United States after graduation. … Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.

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