On September 2, I organized and moderated a panel discussion at the University of Arizona about the US government trend of waiving laws in the name of border security. The most recent effort is Senator McCain’s Senate bill 750 to waive all laws on all federal public & tribal lands within 100 miles of the border in southern Arizona & southeast California. McCain recently filed 750 as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.
The panel consisted of community experts who have worked tirelessly to stop this and other similar bills. Over sixty people attended from the university as well as the broader community.