The district court in San Francisco received a lawsuit from a coalition of 16 States, reports the New York Times. The plaintiffs contend that the President is not authorized by order to allocate funds for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, since the costs of the Constitution are controlled by Congress
The States appealed to the court to protect its residents, natural resources and economic interests, the lawsuit says.
“Contrary to the will of Congress, the President, under the pretext of the crisis of illegal immigration declared a state of emergency in the country and decided to redirect the Federal funds allocated to the fight against drugs, the military construction and law enforcement authorities for the construction of a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico,” claim the plaintiffs.
The coalition was mainly formed by the States controlled by the Democrats. After gaining a majority in the House of Representatives of Congress, they blocked Trump’s initiatives to build the wall, although during the presidency of Democrat Barack Obama did not object to the allocation of funds for the construction of obstacles on the border.
The leaders were traditionally left California and New York, they were joined by Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon and Virginia.