Green light for Trump to disburse $ 3,6 billion for Mexico wall
From the Pentagon budget
US President Donald Trump welcomed today the decision of the American justice that gives him the green light to disburse $ 3,6 billion from the Pentagon budget for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
In December, a federal court blocked the use of the funds, which were earmarked for the construction of an 8.000-kilometer wall on the country's southern border, on the grounds that Trump declared a state of emergency at the southern border last February. .
Following an urgent appeal by the US government, the New Orleans Court of Appeals today suspended the validity of the decision pending the examination of the substance of the case.
"The US Supreme Court recently blocked a similar ruling by another court," the court said, referring to a ruling in July by the country's highest judicial body, which has already allowed the use of 2,5m military funds. billions of dollars to build part of the wall.
Justice "gave us the green light to start one of the most important parts of the wall, which is absolutely necessary for the southern border," Donald Trump wrote happily in a tweet.
"The whole wall is now under construction or ready to go," said the billionaire, who is hoping for a second term in the November 2020 presidential election. "This is a victory for the rule of law," the White House said in a press release. . "We are determined to guarantee the security of our borders and we will complete the wall," the statement added.