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California Joins Other States And Sues Trump Administration Over Border Wall Money

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Nineteen states are going to court to stop the Trump administration from diverting billions of dollars from the military toward a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The newly filed federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Northern California is the latest backlash against President Donald Trump’s diversion of $3.8 billion from the Pentagon toward the border, which also has some Republican defense hawks on edge on Capitol Hill.

The lawsuit says diverting billions from defense programs in the states, including from National Guard accounts, “will cause damage to their economies, harming their proprietary interests.” The states also argue that the diversion of money already allocated by lawmakers toward a border wall violates Congress’ appropriation powers.

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