News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Chertoff faces a legal barrier

BILLIE STANTON

Published: 04.09.2008

Fourteen members of Congress have announced that they will file a "friend of the court" brief to help stop Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's destructive waiver of 36 federal laws.

Godspeed, representatives, godspeed.

Chertoff is waiving the laws in order to finish a 700-mile border fence without having to abide by basic environmental requirements and respect for ancient Indian graves, archaeology sites, waterways and more.

Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club have filed suit. And now the 14 members of Congress will support that lawsuit in asking the Supreme Court to certify that Chertoff's action is unconstitutional.

The 14 include U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Tucson, and representatives from Texas and California, which also have been hit hard by illegal immigration and the government's failure to enact comprehensive reforms.

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