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USA : 16 US-States complaints against trump's state of emergency Declaration

The resistance against the plans of U.S. President Donald Trump to build a wall on the border with Mexico has expanded significantly. On Thursday, a coalition of 16 US States - among them California, New York and New Mexico complained against the state of emergency Declaration of Trumps, with which this money is wanted to draw 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.

"to declare A national emergency, if there is no one who is immoral and illegal," said James in a statement from late Monday evening (local time). 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".

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.

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.

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collect The proclamation of the state of emergency allows the President, without parliamentary approval for 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.

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features explained immediately after the signing of the decree was Trump, he anticipated actions against this 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. (dpa)

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