California Sues Trump Administration Over Border Wall Plan – Bloomberg
California sued the Trump administration over its plan to build a wall along the state’s border with Mexico aimed at keeping the country’s “bad hombres” out of the U.S.
State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the complaint Wednesday, in the most populous state’s latest act of political resistance to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies aimed at sealing U.S. borders.
California’s southern boundary already has a 47-mile (76 kilometer) wall that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the outskirts of suburban San Diego. Trump’s plans to expand it have triggered an outpouring of condemnation from the state’s Democratic leaders, including Governor Jerry Brown, who in March 2016 called the proposal “absolutely preposterous.”
The lawsuit adds to the state’s burgeoning push-back against the president’s agenda, including lawsuits challenging Trump’s travel ban that targeted mostly Muslim nations and his threat to punish cities that cooperate with a federal effort to deport undocumented immigrants.
The case is California v. U.S.A, 17-cv-01911, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego).