September 20, 2017

California Sues to Stop Border Wall Build

The lawsuit claims the Trump administration is in noncompliance with environmental laws.

LISTEN

The state of California has filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from building a wall along the state’s border with Mexico.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit Wednesday. He accused the Trump administration of not complying with federal environmental laws when it waived restrictions in order to build new border fences along two sections of San Diego’s border with Mexico.

In part, the attorney general’s office argues that the Trump administration is attempting to build border barriers at a time when they’re not needed because illegal immigration has dropped. He also argued that California’s own environment around the border region and the state’s tourism will be impacted by new border barriers.

Fronteras Desk
This story is from the Fronteras Desk, a collaboration of Southwestern public radio stations, including NPR 89.1. Read more from the Fronteras Desk.
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona