Okay, I like playing with fire, that's why I'm a blacksmith, but this may ignite more that I want....oh well...
I heard about this today and went and looked it up myself. It says that if the Secretary of Homeland Security feels that any law stands in the way of doing what he needs to do, then it is waived and we as citizens have no way to protest it.
SEC. 102. WAIVER OF LAWS NECESSARY FOR IMPROVEMENT OF BARRIERS AT BORDERS.
Section 102(c) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note) is amended to read as follows:
`(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall have the authority to waive, and shall waive, all laws such Secretary, in such Secretary's sole discretion, determines necessary to ensure expeditious construction of the barriers and roads under this section.
`(2) NO JUDICIAL REVIEW- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (statutory or nonstatutory), no court, administrative agency, or other entity shall have jurisdiction--
`(A) to hear any cause or claim arising from any action undertaken, or any decision made, by the Secretary of Homeland Security pursuant to paragraph (1); or
`(B) to order compensatory, declaratory, injunctive, equitable, or any other relief for damage alleged to arise from any such action or decision.'.
For those that live near the border, it seems that this would affect you most.
For those who like to read the actual source of such stuff instead of believing me, here's the official Library of Congress website: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR01268:
From another perspective, could this open more roads in areas that are not currently allowed to have them?