DHS And California Tribes Agree To End Border Wall Appeal

Law360 (April 15, 2021, 5:56 PM EDT) -- Tribal groups have asked the D.C. Circuit to drop their appeals to stop border wall construction through their ancestral lands in Southern California, saying they have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Four bands of the Kumeyaay Nation and affiliates sued to stop construction of the barrier last fall, alleging violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, and other laws.

However, one of President Joe Biden's first executive actions following his inauguration on Jan. 20 was to pause construction and redirect funding his predecessor had funneled into building the...

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