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CBP: No new border wall has been built with Trump in office

It’s not clear which permits or approvals the senior administration official was referencing in his or her comments to the Examiner, but it is doubtful that the standard environmental regulations that hold up many projects are responsible for any delays in border wall construction since the Deptartment of Homeland Security regularly waives those requirements.

Earlier this month, in fact, DHS waived requirements that it abide by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and a host of other regulations for one of its latest projects, a $33 million contract awarded to Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Southwest Valley Constructors for about four miles of border wall construction in Starr County, Texas.

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