Appeals Court Rejects NEPA Challenges To DHS Immigration Policies

July 26, 2021
A federal appellate court has rejected conservative groups’ environmental challenges to federal immigration policies, affirming a lower court’s decision that officials did not violate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by allegedly failing to consider the impacts of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other policies. In a July 19 ruling in Whitewater Draw National Conservation District, et al. v. Alejandro Mayorkas, et al. , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the lower court...

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