By: Brian Evan
On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the Trump Administration. It was a case where California and several environmental groups sued the Administration and challenged its use of waivers to bypass environmental regulations in order to construct parts of the border wall along the United States southern border! The lawsuits called for the end of border wall construction, as well as, an end to repairing the existing barriers!
The 9th Circuit’s opinion
“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.”
They added that the Act also 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.”
Judge Consuelo Callahan wrote the dissenting opinion, and she stated that although she supported the Trump Administration’s argument, she thought the court lacked jurisdiction to review California’s appeal.
The DHS had waived provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act in 2017 and began construction on wall prototypes, and repairs to existing walls and barriers. However, despite the fact that California and Environmental groups have claimed that a wall would damage the environment, they have yet to be able to cite examples of how a border wall or barrier would do any irreparable harm!
NBC News promoted a piece that perpetuated a story of mass extinction, where they said that…
more than 100 animals that are listed as threatened, endangered or candidates for such status under the Endangered Species Act from coast to coast could potentially be impacted by Trump’s proposal, according to a 2016 analysis of data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
However, now the President isn’t even considering a solid concrete structure, which makes all of their claims obsolete anyways! Still, one environmental extremist by the name of Jeff Corwin, a wildlife biologist, said that…
“It will choke off life from both sides.”
Regardless, as the radical left continues to dispell fear of catastrophic doom, environmental crisis, and calls border security inhumane, it is quite the opposite! It is inhumane to create an incentive for people to travel thousands of miles through treacherous, crime infested terrain, as they are subjected to crime, disease, rape, injuries, drugs, and gangs! Then, only to be returned to their home! It is inhumane to have Americans murdered by illegal alien gangs, raped by illegal criminal aliens, hooked on drugs that flow across the border like water, children who are kidnapped and sold into slavery by human traffickers, and young girls who are kidnapped and sold into the sex trade against their will! Therefore, WE NEED A WALL, not only for the sake of every American citizen, but for the sake of the migrants who put themselves, their families, and children into highly precarious and dangerous situations!