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September 18, 2005

DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff; border and expedited removal

DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff announced he will exercise his authority according to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and REAL ID Act of 2005, to waive certain legal requirements necessary to ensure expeditious completion of the 14-mile Border Infrastructure System (BIS) near San Diego, California.

On 9/14/05 he announced the expansion of Expedited Removal authority from three to nine U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Sectors, implementing this policy across the entire southwest border.

Posted by VisaLawyer at September 18, 2005 11:45 AM

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