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16 U.S. States lawsuits against Trumps government

The resistance against the plans of U.S. President Donald Trump has been tightened for the construction of a wall on the border to Mexico. A coalition of 16 US States – among them California, New York and New Mexico – complained against the state of emergency Declaration Trumps.

With the Declaration of wants to draw the US President funding for the construction of the wall from sources other than the budget. The lawsuit was filed in Federal court in San Francisco, said New York's attorney General Letitia James on Monday.

"to declare A national emergency, if there is no one who is immoral and illegal," said James in a statement late Monday night. Funds from the major Fund to redirect usurpation, among other things, the Power of Congress. "We will not accept this abuse of power and will fight with every means available to us." The class-action suit targets the fact that the step the US government was "illegal and unconstitutional".

With the step-Trump should be held to abuse its Power, said the California attorney General Xavier Becerra. "We will sue President Trump to stop him, to Rob one-sided with the taxpayers' money, which was provided by the Congress for the people in our States. For most of us, the office of the President is no place for drama."

trump's own words as proof

In television interviews Becerra, a Democrat, said in the lawsuit, trump's own words as proof should be noted that the proclamation of a state of emergency was not necessary. Trump had previously stated that he did not know that he need a state of emergency, in order to build the wall.

California joined 15 other States. These are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia.

Trump had to call on Friday for a National state of emergency on the southern border of the United States, his plans for the construction of a border wall with Mexico. He justified this with a "Invasion" of drugs, people smugglers and criminal gangs. The state of emergency Declaration he wants to now carry money out of other pots – especially from the defense Department to reallocate, and so a total of eight billion dollars for the construction of border barriers. The construction of the wall is part of the election campaign Trumps promise.

land owners are fighting back

The President had initially requested $ 5.7 billion from the US Congress to allow a boundary wall build. The Democrats locked up the claim. At the end of the Congress approved 1,375 billion dollars – so about a quarter of the required sum.

The Declaration of a state of emergency allows the President to collect without parliamentary consent, additional money for the project. According to the White house, the majority of more than six billion dollars should come from the defense Department – from funds meant for construction and for the fight against drugs.

immediately after the signing of the decree Trump had stated that he expected with lawsuits against the decision. A few hours later, was filed in Federal court in Washington by three Texas landowners and a nature Park, a first lawsuit against the state of emergency regulation, such as the "Washington Post" reported. More lawsuits are likely to follow. (chk/sda)

Created: 19.02.2019, 02:40 PM

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