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Programmatic Environmental Assessment for DHS Actions to Address an Increased Influx in Accompanied Alien Children and Family Units Across the Southwest Border of the United States

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the DHS procedures for implementing NEPA (DHS Directive 023-01, Environmental Planning Program), and the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, DHS prepared a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) to evaluate the potential impacts to the human environment resulting from increased Departmental activities necessary to process, detain, and transport unaccompanied alien children and family units who have crossed the southwest border of the United States.

Last Published Date: August 27, 2015
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