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Court ruling puts border wall on hold

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/25/19, 09:49 am

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked construction on sections of the wall at the U.S. southern border, which President Donald Trump planned to fund through a national emergency declaration. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. of San Francisco ruled that because he thought a lawsuit against the effort would likely succeed, the government should postpone work on a 46-mile section of wall in New Mexico and a 5-mile span in Yuma, Arizona. Trump declared a national emergency at the border in February following a protracted funding battle with Congress and a government shutdown.

The White House says the emergency allows for the shifting of funds from the Treasury and Defense departments to build the wall, but numerous lawsuits argue the move violates the U.S. Constitution. The question for Gilliam was whether to allow construction while the lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the state attorneys general were being considered. The cases still must be heard on their merits.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • John Kloosterman
    Posted: Sun, 05/26/2019 03:41 pm

    There'd be a lot of lawsuits, too.  Building this wall would mean seizing a LOT of privately-owned land from ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico.

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 05:52 pm

    BUILD THE WALL. We need more security.  

    In San Fran. people live on the streets and deficate there. It's very smelly. (May 2019)

    Maybe San Francisco judges should concentrate on what to do about those people instead of telling other states what to do.

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 05:56 pm

    March 2019.


    and more border security


  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 06:06 pm


    After reading the AZ rancher article I think we should use our military to guard the borders and put the illegal immigrants in camps in the desert. Fingerprints and photos should be taken. 

    Some of the border patrol assigned to the AZ border sound like a bunch of jerks. Some border patrol people say the ranchers want too much. 

    The ranchers are still hoping Trump will be allowed to build a wall they have been waiting for since 2006.


  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 06:10 pm

    In a 2016 interview of an outspoken rancher who manages land about 20 miles from the AZ border said “If Hillary Clinton gets elected, I’m moving to Australia.”

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 08:14 pm

    The DEMS don't want Trump to have a border wall ONLY because it was one of the things he promised when he ran for Pres.

    They even said as much. 

    I will vote for TRUMP, EVEN if we don't get a wall. Pelosi and other Dems hide behind the walls around their homes, while other people are wide open for murder because the drugs must continue. I wonder how many of the DEMS are on the drug cartel payroll. 

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 08:17 pm

    What is important to DEMS?

    votes from illegals, dead people, and people in jail

    power to tell all what we need, because we don't know any better

    AND, free abortions paid for by taxpayers.

    If you must be FREE to choose abortion, why can't I be FREE to choose NOT to pay for YOUR ABORTION?

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 05/28/2019 08:33 pm

    A rancher in Texas complains about the wall Trump wants to put up. But in reading the whole article, he talks about watching 10-15 men coming across the river into Texas and onto his property. He says the wall won't stop them anyway. That's like saying I shouldn't put a wall up around my back yard because the crooks will steal from me anyway. If a wall and guards won't stop them, then why does Pelosi have a wall and guards around her expensive compound. 

    Are people really voting for Pelosi, even after what she has done to San Francisco? Or, are the votes coming from the same place they expected Hillary's votes to come from? 

    YES it concerns me because I live in Arizona. The gov't is supposed to protect AMERICANS from invaders.