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House asks judge to halt Trump border wall funding
By JOSH GERSTEIN 04/23/2019 08:12 PM EDT Updated 04/23/2019 10:08 PM EDT
The House of Representatives has asked a federal judge to block President Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall using Defense Department funds.
On Tuesday, House lawyers requested that U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden issue a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s plan to spend about $6 billion from military construction and counter-drug accounts to build additional barriers along the U.S-Mexico border.
More than half of the money for President Donald Trump's border wall the House is seeking to block is linked to an emergency declaration issued in February. | Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images #Trump #Legal #USCIS