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U.S. States Take Legal Action against Trump over National Emergency Declaration

U.S. States Take Legal Action against  Trump over National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON - Sixteen U.S. states Monday jointly sued U.S. President Donald Trump to challenge his national emergency declaration over funding a wall between the United States and Mexico.
Trump signed a national emergency on Friday to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall and push for his signature campaign promise. The move gave the president power to bypass Congress to get access to money.
The lawsuit, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, was joined by attorneys general from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia. “Our goal here is simple: we’re trying to stop @realdonaldtrump from violating the Constitution, the separation of powers, from stealing money from Americans and states that has been allocated by #Congress, lawfully,” Becerra tweeted Monday. He said the legal action, filed on U.S. Presidents Day, was aimed at preventing Trump from “unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds lawfully set aside by Congress for American people.” ...(More on P4)...(13)