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Twenty States File Motion To Block Trump Border Wall Funding, Says NY Attorney General

Twenty U.S. states have filed a motion to block President Donald Trump’s method of funding a border wall by diverting federal funds through a national emergency declaration, the New York state attorney general said on Friday.


“This wall is unnecessary, and an abuse of power that will take away resources that could be used to help Americans across our nation,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Twitter.


The states filed a lawsuit in February after Trump declared a national emergency to help build a border wall.


Trump’s order would allow him to spend money on the wall that Congress appropriated for other purposes.


Congress declined to fulfil his request for $5.7 billion to help build the wall this year.

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