KGUN 9 On Your SideNewsLocal News

Actions

Despite legal victory, Trump needs money for border wall

Despite legal victory, Trump needs money for border wall
Posted at 11:17 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 13:17:13-05

President Donald Trump has won a judge's permission to build a border wall with Mexico. Now all he needs is the money.

On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Diego rejected arguments that the administration overreached by waiving requirements for environmental and other reviews before construction can start.

Judge Gonzalo Curiel - whose objectivity Trump had questioned during his presidential campaign - wrote that the court couldn't consider whether building a border wall was "politically wise or prudent."

Trump tweeted that he'd scored a "big legal win" but he may yet hit another kind of wall.

Congress has yet to fund the project. This month, the Senate rejected a request for $18 billion.