Because Congress gave him the right to do so, Michael Chertoff of Homeland Security waved 30 laws that obstructed him from doing whatever it takes to build that fucking fence along the border of the US and Mexico.
I hate the country in which I no longer live. It is a horrible place, run by hooligans. I'm sorry for the rest of the nice people that still live there.
The secretary of homeland security was granted the power in 2005 to void any federal law that might interfere with fence building on the border. For good measure, Congress forbade the courts to second-guess the secretary’s determinations. So long as Mr. Chertoff is willing to say it is necessary to void a given law, his word is final.