US states sue Donald Trump over Border Wall Emergency

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President Donald Trump administration was been sued by sixteen US states Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico.

Trump announced the emergency Friday in order to bypass Congress, which approved only a quarter of the $5.6 billion he wanted for the wall in a spending bill.

But the lawsuit, filed in a federal court in California, said the president’s order was contrary to the constitution’s presentment and appropriations clauses, which outline legislative procedures and define Congress as the final arbiter of public funds, respectively.

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