A group of states headed by the Attorney General of California, Hawaiian Becerra, sued the US District Court in the Northern District of California.
"We will try to stop the President from violating the Constitution, the separation of powers, the theft of money from Americans and the states that were allocated by the Congress, lawfully," said Betharra on Monday, Kate Baldwin at CNN
Attorney General of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia joined California in a lawsuit. During the weekend, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Human Rights Borders Network, which was held last week from Beto O & # 39; Rurke in El Paso, Texas, and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed lawsuits. The basis of each lawsuit is the argument that Trump bypasses the Congress to finance the wall along the US-Mexican border, declaring an emergency.
"The constitution appoints The congressional power of the wallet, and no previous president ever tried to use extraordinary powers to finance the selected project ̵
Becerra argued that states had the right to challenge Trump, since the money they were given could be jeopardized.
"If the President essentially steals the money that has been allocated to go to different states for different purposes, but it will not be any more, then we will be harmed, our people will be harmed," he said.
lawsuits were expected, although the fight with them in court is likely to be difficult.
The National Emergency Law allows the President to declare a state of emergency at the national level and unblock mortgage funds, referring to certain statutory powers. The president has broad powers over what constitutes an emergency situation in the country. As a result, legal experts argue that the fight against a declaration on the basis of an emergency by itself is likely to be complicated. Another question is whether it is possible to use the Trump statute, which in this case requires the use of armed forces, to finance the wall.
Sunday White House Adviser Stephen Miller said Trump would give the first veto to his presidency if the deputies are trying to stop the declaration. Emergencies may last for one year and then stop if the President does not renew the declaration 90 days ago, said Robert Chesny, who worked at the Department of Justice and lectured at the University of Texas at Austin Law School. Every six months the Congress may consider whether a joint resolution should be put forward to stop the emergency.