Twenty States File Motion to Block Trump Border Wall Funding: NY Attorney General

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Twenty U.S. states have filed a motion to block President Donald Trump’s method of funding a border wall by diverting federal funds through a national emergency declaration, the New York state attorney general said on Friday.

“This wall is unnecessary, and an abuse of power that will take away resources that could be used to help Americans across our nation,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Twitter.

The states filed a lawsuit in February after Trump declared a national emergency to help build a border wall that was a signature of his 2016 campaign for president. The motion for a preliminary injunction to block Trump’s effort that was filed late Thursday formalized that request.

Trump’s order would allow him to spend money on the wall that Congress appropriated for other purposes. Congress declined to fulfill his request for $5.7 billion to help build the wall this year.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Jeffrey Benkoe)

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Scott Fetcher
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Only states that have a border with Mexico should have a say in this. So if Cali wants to open their borders, by all means…

James
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Too bad the Socialists are in desperate need of more voters or else they’d agree with those with intelligence that there is a crisis across the Southern border. Maybe they should spend some taxpayer money and go see for themselves – unless they’re scared of Illegal Alien Invaders.

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