One of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to build a wall along the southern border to protect Americans and strengthen the integrity of the country’s rule of law.
Liberal politicians have done everything they could to stop the president from enforcing federal law and stemming the flow of foreigners flooding into the country.
President Trump declared a national emergency at the border last February to free up over $6 billion to begin construction on the wall. After he was thwarted in this attempt, he announced he’d divert $3.6 billion in military construction funding for the wall. But a court issued an injunction against this move.
Breaking News: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just reversed a lower court decision & gave us the go ahead to build one of the largest sections of the desperately needed Southern Border Wall, Four Billion Dollars. Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2020
Sources announced this week that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has temporarily lifted this injunction, pending an appeal in the issue. From Reuters:
In a 2-1 ruling, the panel noted that the U.S. Supreme Court had stayed an injunction in a similar border wall case from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The court also said there was a “substantial likelihood” that the parties challenging the funding transfer – the county of El Paso, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights – lacked standing to sue the Trump administration.