Bill seeks to include tribes in border activities
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) introduced the Border Security and Responsibility Act on April 23.

Grijalva said the bill will protect tribal lands along the U.S.-Mexico border. H.R. 2076 requires the Department of Homeland Security to consult with tribes on a border security plan.

The bill amends an existing law that allows DHS to ignore environmental and historic preservation laws in order to build a fence along the border. Tribes in Texas and Arizona say they were left out of the process.

The Tigua Tribe of Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case over the law.

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