A Texas federal court says Trump’s border wall funding is illegal

Ephrat Livni
A Texas federal court says Trump’s border wall funding is illegal

Yesterday, a Texas federal district court handed a stunning victory to the county of El Paso in a lawsuit against Donald Trump. The court found that the US president’s February declaration of a state of emergency at the border between Texas and Mexico injured the county’s reputation and exceeded his executive powers, holding that use of funds allocated for other purposes could not legally be used to fund the border wall. “Defendants’ use of funds to build a border wall violates the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA),” the court wrote.