The state of California took action on Wednesday to block Donald Trump from construction a giant wall on the U.S-Mexico border. The state filed a federal lawsuit against the construction of the much-unwanted wall.
The lawsuit set to be filed in federal court in San Diego will argue that the effort violates federal law and the Constitution by intruding on state authority, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.
“They’re violating the Tenth Amendment and infringing on a lot of state laws, not just federal laws, that affect our state. At the same time, they’re trying to do something that only Congress can do,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told journalists in Washington in advance of an official announcement he plans to make in San Diego Wednesday.
California has a solid argument against the construction of the wall that they can take to court. Trump has declared that building the wall is an emergency in order to avoid environmental reviews and the federal contracting process.
The possibility of this lawsuit being won by the state of California is quite high as property rights issues have been tying up the courts for decades.
California has the right to argue that building the wall violates both personal property rights and states’ rights.
If the lawsuit is won by the state, Trump’s border will be a no-go.