Judge Partially Blocks Funding For Border Wall

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A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Friday, partially blocking President Trump‘s plan to fund a border wall with Mexico using money from the Defense Department.

California U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, who was appointed by former President Obama, issued the order, which does not fully halt construction, but would limit additional border fencing to specific areas. It would also block the transfer of about $1 billion in Pentagon funds from various projects to pay for the construction of a wall. 

Trump made an emergency declaration earlier this year to circumvent Congress and reallocate funding from the Defense Department to begin work on the wall.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which had asked the judge for the injunction in February on behalf of the Sierra Club and The Southern Border Communities Coalition, celebrated its legal victory Friday. 

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