A federal judge ruled against an environmental challenge on President Trump's border wall on Tuesday, and gave the Trump administration a victory in a ruling that allows the blueprints to proceed.
In a 101-page ruling by the US District Court, Judge Gonzalo Curiel wrote that both Congress and the executive share "responsibility for protecting the country from terrorists and contraband at the borders."
The case concerned the Trump government's ability to ignore environmental laws in the construction of the Wall on the US-Mexico border. The project has been challenged by several environmental groups and the state of California.
The ruling will now allow the government to renounce environmental laws and build parts of the border wall.
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"Border security is of paramount importance to curb illegal immigration, which contributes to the increase in violent crime and the drug crisis and undermines national security "Justice Department spokesman Devin O & Malley said Tuesday. Congress has given the Department of Homeland Security the authority to build a border wall without hesitation in order to prevent illegal entry into the United States, and we are pleased that DHS can continue this important work, which is for the interests of our nation is crucial. "
Californian Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that his office" is evaluating all our options, ready to do the necessary to protect our people, our values and our economy from federal overstretching.
"A medieval wall along the border between the US and Mexico Sim Biodiversity, which challenged the Wall, said the group was planning to "appeal this disappointing decision that would allow Trump". The key environmental laws that protect humans and wildlife are not taken into account.
"The Trump administration has completely surpassed its authority in its rush to build this destructive, meaningless wall," Segee said. "They give an unelected agent chief unprecedented, far-reaching power to ignore dozens of laws and break hundreds of miles of spectacular border areas, which is unconstitutional and should not be allowed."
If Curiel had decided against Trump, he would have the construction from undermining barriers on undisplaced parts of the border.
The Trump administration was sued in September as part of the lawsuit's efforts to block any construction of the border wall.
Curiel is the federal judge who was accused of campaigning at the then candidate Donald Trump to be biased against him because of Curiel's Mexican descent.
Curiel, whose parents emigrated from Mexico, was attacked in 201
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