Tag: DHS


Biden Administration Allows Controversial Border Wall Construction in Texas

October 6, 2023

Via: ENR

Though as of Oct. 6, no general contractor had been selected, the Biden administration is fast-tracking construction of barriers along a 20-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexican border in Starr County, Texas, according to the Federal Register. The issue of border […]

Construction Processes, Legal

DHS strengthens deportation protection for undocumented workers involved in employment claims

January 19, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Often earning low wages and experiencing discrimination, all while facing the ever-present threat of deportation, undocumented workers in the U.S. don’t get many wins, said Luz Castro, deputy director of national policy for Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los […]


Wolf Administration Urges Pennsylvanians to Review Transit Options and Apply for Transportation Assistance Programs

June 14, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

Pennsylvanians are urged by officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Human Services (DHS) to use Find My Ride (FMR) to learn about public transit options and apply for transportation assistance programs. The participants underscored transit’s critical role […]


DHS to correct ‘physical dangers’ resulting from border wall construction

May 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden promised to end all types of wall construction, and though these projects take place near the border, the DHS said the new projects will not involve expanding the current border barrier. On his first day in office, […]


Republican lawmaker introduces bill to continue border wall construction

April 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

About 172,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border last month, the most in two decades, Bloomberg reports. They are drawn to the U.S. by the promise of work and stability in an economy expected to explode with post-pandemic opportunities, […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

DoD diverts $3.6B in military funds to border wall construction

September 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Hoffman said that even though some projects are considered replacements, all wall construction funded through the military will add to the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to prevent illegal entry into the U.S. He added that the money will only […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Trump construction firm uses undocumented workers

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

E-Verify is a system, under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, that allows employers to electronically check their employees’ eligibility for jobs through a web-based system administered by the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

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

July 23, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

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 […]

Construction Processes, Legal

DHS waives regulations for latest border wall contract

July 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Just days after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $33 million contract for about four miles of border wall construction in Starr County, Texas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

CBP seeks public input on replacement of 78 more miles of US-Mexico barrier

May 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Arizona projects, according to the Tucson Sentinel, would mean construction along three protected wilderness areas — the 330,000-acre Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the 2,369-acre San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge. The Organ Pipe […]