U.S. Court ruled that Washington state military spending cannot be used to build walls

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 U.S. Court ruled that Washington state military spending cannot be used to build walls


Barbara Rothstein, a U.S. district judge, said that it is illegal to build a wall by misappropriating military funds on the U.S. - Mexico border. One of the reasons is that Congress explicitly prohibits trump from building a wall with extra money. The other is that trump intends to misappropriate the funds allocated by Congress for military projects to support domestic law enforcement.

The case for misappropriating military funds to build a wall was brought by Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson. We hope that this $89 million will be used at the will of Congress to support a military construction project in Washington state, Ferguson wrote in a statement

Congress previously allocated $89 million for the construction of a pier at the naval base of kitzep, Washington, where the Pacific Nuclear Submarine fleet is based. According to Ferguson, if the money is lost, Washington states taxes will be reduced by $26 million over the next two years.

Trump campaigned in 2016 promising to build a wall along the US Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country. He has repeatedly said that he would let Mexico fund the construction of the wall, but the Mexican side refused to pay. From the end of 2018 to the beginning of 2019, some agencies of the federal government of the United States were forced to suspend for 35 days, because Trumps request for the wall building fee from Congress was rejected, resulting in the difficulty in the budget of fy2019.

Congress later allocated about $1.4 billion to build the wall, far from Trumps target. Trump then declared the southern border into a state of emergency on the grounds of drug smuggling and illegal cross-border flooding. He then called 3 billion 600 million dollars from the armys construction projects to raise the cost of building the wall he wanted.

The U.S. Supreme Court last year suspended a court injunction allowing the trump administration to withdraw $2.5 billion from military pensions and drug control funds allocated by Congress to the Department of defense for building walls, AP reported. However, the case of building a wall around misappropriation of military funds is not over. (Chen Dan) [Xinhua News Agency micro feature