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Federal Judge Blocks $3.6 Billion Transfer To Trump Admin For Building Border Wall


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On Tuesday, a federal judge delivered a setback to Trump’s mission of combatting the border crisis by building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a ruling, the judge effectively blocked a transfer of $3.6 billion that would direct military construction funding to building the border wall.

However, a DOJ spokeman has said that the Trump admin plans on appealing the federal ruling.

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NBC has more details:

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday ruled against President Donald Trump's attempt to transfer $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a 21-page opinion, El Paso, Texas-based U.S. District Court Judge David Briones issued a permanent injunction that prohibited the Trump administration from using the funds for border barriers.

The ruling is a legal setback for Trump, whose administration has vowed to build at least 450 miles of wall along the border by November 2020, when the U.S. presidential election will take place. Trump has argued the wall will deter illegal border crossings, a major focus of his presidency.

Reuters also said:

A federal judge on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction barring President Donald Trump’s attempt to transfer $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Judge David Briones, of U.S. District Court in El Paso, Texas, issued the injunction in a 21-page ruling. 

The ruling is a setback for Trump, whose administration has vowed to build at least 450 miles of wall along the border by November 2020, when the U.S. presidential election will take place. Trump has argued the wall will deter illegal border crossings, a major focus of his presidency. 

A Justice Department spokesman said the administration would appeal the ruling. 

Trump declared a national emergency last February in order to transfer funds from the Pentagon to build the wall after Congress refused to provide the level of funding he sought.   



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