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Trump Accuses Obama-Appointed Judge Of Being ‘In Favor Of Crime, Drugs’ After Ruling Blocking Wall Construction

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Trump Accuses Obama-Appointed Judge Of Being ‘In Favor Of Crime, Drugs’ After Ruling Blocking Wall Construction





President Trump on Saturday slammed a recent ruling from an Obama-appointed judge that blocked some construction of his border wall as being “in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking.”

Trump also said that the government would ask for an “expedited appeal.”

“Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction,” Trump tweeted. “This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!”


Federal Judge Haywood Gilliam on Friday issued a preliminary injunction that would temporarily prevent the Trump administration from constructing additional border fencing in specific areas and using about $1 billion in reallocated Defense Department funds for border wall construction.

Gilliam ruled that “irreparable harm” would result if the administration were allowed to proceed with construction while a case challenging the legality of its actions was still pending.

The American Civil Liberties Union asked the judge for the injunction in February on behalf of the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition.





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