Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 21, 2017

California Sues Trump Administration Over Border Wall

Reuters reports

California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president’s key campaign promises.

.The border wall lawsuit filed in a San Diego federal court alleges that Trump’s wall violates federal environmental standards, as well as constitutional provisions regarding the separation of powers and states’ rights.Representatives for the U.S. Justice Department declined to immediately comment on the case.The lawsuit asks a judge to stop the administration from building the wall until it demonstrates compliance with environmental laws, and issue an order that the Department of Homeland Security cannot waive any federal guidelines in order to facilitate the project.

Read full story at Reuters:  California sues Trump administration over border wall

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