A federal judge has temporarily blocked part of President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the southern border with money Congress never appropriated for that purpose. With some contracts already awarded for construction, Gilliam said that allowing work to go forward before the legal issues have been fully resolved could cause irreparable harm. Gilliam ruled in response to lawsuits brought by the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition. The ruling is the latest chapter in Trump’s quest for a “big, beautiful wall” on the southern border to keep out illegal migrants. He declared a state of emergency on the southern border on Feb. 15 to tap into one Pentagon fund meant for emergency military construction.
Source: Washington Post May 25, 2019 01:39 UTC