October 18, 2016
By Alex Pfeiffer
The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a lawsuit Monday afternoon against the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of several environmental groups and other plaintiffs for ignoring the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
“For the last 46 years, NEPA has required any agency considering an action that will affect the environment to analyze and publicize those effects,” IRLI wrote in a statement about the lawsuit. “DHS, like its predecessor agency, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), has never considered or analyzed the enormous impacts to the human environment caused by legal and illegal immigration, as required by NEPA.”
IRLI is representing Whitewater Draw Natural Resource Conservation District, Hereford Natural Resource Conservation District, Arizona Association of Conservation Districts, Californians for Population Stabilization, Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, Floridians for Sustainable Population, Glen Colton, and Ralph Pope in the lawsuit. The case was filed in the the United States District Court of the Southern District of California. …Read the full story by Alex Pfeiffer.
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