Supreme Court leaves order in place permitting Trump administration to construct border wall

The order, which is temporary, gives the Trump administration authority to start the wall projects where fencing already exists.

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An order that permits the Trump administration to start the construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico was recently upheld by the Supreme Court. The order, which is temporary, gives the Trump administration authority to start the wall projects where fencing already exists, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reported.

While the Supreme Court has not yet decided the case as a whole, its 5-4 ruling, instead, grants the Trump administration’s request to start border wall projects.

“the Government has made sufficient showing at this stage that the plaintiffs have no cause of action to obtain review.”

The Trump administration diverted $2.5 billion in military pay and pensions last year without authorization from Congress to fund the border wall, ACLU reported. The Supreme Court ruled only on the government asking for a “temporary stay,” which was granted.

The decision does not address “an additional $3.6 billion in military funds that the Trump administration diverted to the border wall as part of the national emergency that Trump declared when Congress denied his administration the wall funding,” ACLU stated in a press release. The district court last year and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last month ruled this move to be unlawful.

The case, which was filed by the ACLU on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), will now go back to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“There, we’ll be asking the court to further expedite ongoing appeal proceedings,” ACLU said.

According to the ACLU, “if constructed, the wall sections would worsen flooding, destroy lands and wildlife, and waste resources along ecologically- and culturally-critical areas.”

“This fight is far from over and we will continue to stand alongside the ACLU and the Sierra Club to fight for our democracy and our communities that are suffering from unaccountable and harmful border policies,” Vicki B. Gaubeca, director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, said. “We don’t need more irresponsible walls at our borders, we need more responsible border governance that begins with respecting the checks and balances in this country. We need a New Border Vision that expands public safety, protects human rights, and welcomes all people to our region.”

An order that permits the Trump administration to start the construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico was recently upheld by the Supreme Court. The order, which is temporary, gives the Trump administration authority to start the wall projects where fencing already exists, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reported.

While the Supreme Court has not yet decided the case as a whole, its 5-4 ruling, instead, grants the Trump administration’s request to start border wall projects.

“the Government has made sufficient showing at this stage that the plaintiffs have no cause of action to obtain review.”

The Trump administration diverted $2.5 billion in military pay and pensions last year without authorization from Congress to fund the border wall, ACLU reported. The Supreme Court ruled only on the government asking for a “temporary stay,” which was granted.

The decision does not address “an additional $3.6 billion in military funds that the Trump administration diverted to the border wall as part of the national emergency that Trump declared when Congress denied his administration the wall funding,” ACLU stated in a press release. The district court last year and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last month ruled this move to be unlawful.

The case, which was filed by the ACLU on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), will now go back to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“There, we’ll be asking the court to further expedite ongoing appeal proceedings,” ACLU said.

According to the ACLU, “if constructed, the wall sections would worsen flooding, destroy lands and wildlife, and waste resources along ecologically- and culturally-critical areas.”

“This fight is far from over and we will continue to stand alongside the ACLU and the Sierra Club to fight for our democracy and our communities that are suffering from unaccountable and harmful border policies,” Vicki B. Gaubeca, director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, said. “We don’t need more irresponsible walls at our borders, we need more responsible border governance that begins with respecting the checks and balances in this country. We need a New Border Vision that expands public safety, protects human rights, and welcomes all people to our region.”

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