Guest Dwight C Posted August 20, 2018 Share Posted August 20, 2018 FILE – This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. A federal appeals court will hear arguments by the state of California that the Trump administration overreached by waiving environmental reviews to speed construction of the president’s prized border wall with Mexico. At issue Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, before a three-judge panel in Pasadena, Calif., is a 2005 law that gave the Homeland Security secretary broad authority to waive dozens of laws including the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act. New Mexico Completes More Than Half Of Its Border Wall Section New Mexico completes construction of more than half of its barrier-wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Control confirmed this week more than 11 miles of wall west of Santa Teresa has been built since the beginning of August. Officials touted support for the steel wall, saying the completed 20-mile structure will be more difficult to cross. Environmentalists are suing over the project, claiming it interferes with wildlife. The $73 million New Mexico project, which began earlier this year, is part of President Trump’s initiative to crackdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed this week that more than 8,100 panels spanning more than 11 miles had been constructed as of August 8. Officials have touted the new wall as harder to get over, under and through. When finished, it will cover 20 miles, replacing old post and rail barriers that were meant to stop vehicles but have been useless against people trying to cross on foot. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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