Trump dealt border wall blow by Federal Judge

World Saturday 25/May/2019 10:28 AM
By: Times News Service
Trump dealt border wall blow by Federal Judge

Washington: A US federal judge on Friday issued a temporary injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s administration from using Department of Defence (DoD) funds to pay for construction of barriers on the border with Mexico.

The ruling is a blow to Trump, who declared an emergency in a bid to bypass Congress and obtain funds for his border wall project — a signature campaign promise.

Trump administration officials “are enjoined from taking any action to construct a border barrier in the areas defendants have identified as Yuma Sector Project 1 and El Paso Sector Project 1 using funds reprogrammed by DoD,” Judge Haywood Gilliam ordered.