Thursday, April 3, 2008

LAWSUIT: Residential Beefs May Reach Supreme Court


Brownsville, TX- A class action lawsuit filed by Texas landowners is in the works questioning the constitutionality of a provision of the Real ID Act of 2005. Section 102 of the act gives the discretion to the Secretary of Homeland Security to build border fences and walls while waiving any federal laws that might impede construction.

In a CRS Report to Congress:

“Section 102 of H.R. 418 would amend the current provision to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive any law upon determining that a waiver is necessary for the expeditious construction of the border barriers. Additionally, it would prohibit judicial review of a waiver decision or action by the Secretary and bar judicially ordered compensation or injunction or other remedy for damages alleged to result from any such decision or action.”

According to Scott Nicol, spokesperson for the No Border Wall Coalition, homeowners have been informed that their homes may be bulldozed making way for the DHS Border Wall. 2 waivers are pending at the Federal Register that could push aside 36 federal laws protecting the land rights and ownership rules of Brownsville, Texas border residents. Longstanding border management issues are further complicated as some residents’ land titles pre-date Texas borders and extend past the Rio Grande into Mexico.

BTC RADIO REPORTS as heard on We The People Radio Network or :

INN World Radio 4-2-08
PNAC Radio 4-2-08
Spychips 4-2-08

A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE: Immigration at the borders is an exceptionally complicated issue. I reccomend these documentaries which cover the fine complexities of the immigration issue which cost lives.

John Carlos Frey's The Gatekeeper
The Wall, a developing documentary on The Secure Fence Act

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