Ninth Circuit Sides With TRUMP on Border Wall

Calofirnia’s 9th Circuit ruled in favor of the Trump Administration in a key case that will allow the government to expedite the construction of border wall barriers.

According to The Hill, A California-based federal appeals court on Monday sided with the Trump administration in lawsuits brought by states and environmental groups challenging the U.S. government’s authority to expedite construction of barriers along the border with Mexico.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling said the Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 gives the Department of Homeland Security broad authority to construct the border barriers and waive environmental laws in the process.

The ruling affirms a district court’s decision that allowed the federal government to construct wall “prototypes” and replace 14 miles of primary fencing near San Diego and replace similar fencing along a three-mile strip near Calexico, Calif.

The appeals court decision also narrows the path for environmental groups to launch legal challenges to President Trump’s proposed border wall.

Zoe Tillman noted the victory for the administrations fight to keep the county safe saying, “Another win for DHS in court in the effort to speed up building sections of border wall.

Court House news also noted the decision.

Several others weighed in as well. The ruling seemed to surprise those from both sides of the aisle.

Hell froze over seemed to be the phrase of the day for many Republicans.


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