US President Donald Trump will receive $ 2.5 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico. This became known from the decision of the US Supreme court, reports CNN.
The Supreme Court overturned the decision of the lower court, which considered such a waste of budget money illegal. The funds will come from the Pentagon funds.
On July 4, the San Francisco Court of Appeal rejected a request by the presidential administration for a review of the Department of defense’s blocking of funds for the construction of the border wall.
In May, the California State Court imposed a temporary ban on the use of budgetary funds for the construction of the wall, explaining its decision by the fact that the US Congress did not provide for the allocation of this money for the construction of the facility. Earlier that month, it was reported that the Pentagon will transfer $ 1.5 billion from its modernization programs to the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. It was expected that with the help of this money, an additional 128 kilometers of the border facility would be built.
The construction of the wall on the US-Mexican border was one of the main points of Trump’s program in the presidential elections of 2016. For his sake, he managed to introduce a state of emergency and redirect military spending, but on May 25, 2019, it became known that the Court of the state of California imposed a ban on such use of the budget of the US Department of Defense.