The Washington Examiner: Immigration group sues DHS over environmental impact of mass migration

IRLI In The News

October 17, 2016

By Susan Ferrechio

An Immigration watchdog group is suing the Department of Homeland Security over the negative environmental impact of both legal and illegal immigration, which have caused “explosive population growth” since 1990.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute planned to file the suit against DHS on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, alleging the department has ignored the National Environmental Policy Act, a 1970 law requiring “any agency considering an action that will affect the environment to analyze and publicize those effects.”

The IRLI argues that mass migration into the United States, including unauthorized border crossings, has “a very significant impact on the environment, which DHS has spent the last 46 years ignoring.” … Read the full story by Susan Ferrechio.

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