Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend millions in military funds on border wall construction
Added 12-10-19 08:29:02pm EST - “A? federal judge in Texas has blocked the Trump administration from using $3.6 billion? earmarked for the military to fund? border wall? construction.” - Foxnews.com
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A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Trump administration from using $3.6 billion earmarked for the military to fund border wall construction.
District Court Judge David Briones, a Bill Clinton appointee, ruled in an El Paso court Tuesday that the money cannot be diverted to build 175 miles of steel barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The El Paso County and Border Network for Human Rights sued the administration in October, claiming President Trump overstepped his authority when he issued a national emergency declaration to get additional funds for the wall -- his signature 2016 campaign promise.
Briones ruled in October to temporarily halt the president's plan to use the Pentagon funds. His Tuesday ruling only applies to the $3.6 billion, not other money available to the administration, including funds from counter-drug operations.
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Trump and the @GOP stole billions in military funds to build three miles of useless border wall. Now the courts hav… https://t.co/JXLnf1gfhw
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