President Trump was vindicated Tuesday. A federal judge upheld the legality of the border wall.
Liberals are going to throw a conniption fit. They’ve been eager to tear down the president’s hopes regarding the wall for months. They don’t care about border security, they just want to see the president fail to deliver something he’s promised.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled that the administration has the right to bulldoze through environmental regulations in its quest to erect the wall.
“Both Congress and the Executive share responsibilities in protecting the country from terrorists and contraband illegally entering at the borders. Border barriers, roads, and detection equipment help provide a measure of deterrence against illegal entries,” Curiel wrote.
“With section 102, Congress delegated to its executive counterpart, the responsibility to construct border barriers as needed in areas of high illegal entry to detect and deter illegal entries. In an increasingly complex and changing world, this delegation avoids the need for Congress to pass a new law to authorize the construction of every border project.”
The ruling doesn’t mean that the wall will be constructed immediately, as President Trump is still searching for funding, but it is a blow to Democrats who claimed that a border wall would be unconstitutional.
“We intend to appeal this disappointing ruling, which would allow Trump to shrug off crucial environmental laws that protect people and wildlife,” Brian Segee, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, said. “The Trump administration has completely overreached its authority in its rush to build this destructive, senseless wall.”
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, meanwhile, added: “We remain unwavering in our belief that the Trump Administration is ignoring laws it doesn’t like in order to resuscitate a campaign talking point of building a wall on our southern border… We will evaluate all of our options and are prepared to do what is necessary….”
Objections to President Trump’s agenda are slowly being swatted away by the court.