a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, California, April 5, 2019.? Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, California, April 5, 2019.

今日双色球开奖结果 www.xnzvqg.com.cn SAN FRANCISCO —?A federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, California, April 5, 2019.? Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Donald Trump visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, California, April 5, 2019.

Gilliam issued the ruling after hearing arguments last week in two cases. California and 19 other states brought one lawsuit; the Sierra Club and a coalition of communities along the border brought the other.

At stake is billions of dollars that would allow Trump to make progress on a signature campaign promise heading into his campaign for a second term.

Gilliam on May 17 heard arguments challenging Trump's emergency declaration that freed?up $6 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Three attorneys representing community and environmental groups, a collection of 20?states, and the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives argued in favor of the injunction.

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They argued the Trump administration's actions?pose?harm to border communities and bypass Congress' authority?to allocate, or deny,?funds for the federal government.

An attorney from the Department of Justice, representing the Trump administration, countered that?the government?acted legally and that some of the plaintiffs had no standing to sue.

The American Civil Liberties Union is representing environmental groups the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition, a collection of advocacy and community groups along the U.S.-Mexico border, in one lawsuit.

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They are challenging the Pentagon's reprogramming of $3.6 billion?for emergency military construction at the border?and $2.5 billion for the military to build barriers for counter-drug support.

"Congress never intended and did not write ... the statute that could be used as a substitute whenever it didn't want to appropriate funds for the Department of Homeland Security, where the Department of Defense could just carry their water and take their own funds and build the wall for them," ACLU attorney Dror Ladin said in court.

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The reallocation?of funds for construction of border fencing caused harm?to community groups, because it forced them to divert resources to deal with the effects of the emergency declaration, Ladin said. It also caused "irreparable" harm to the environment in areas where the barriers would be built, he said.

Includes information from Arizona Republic reporter Rafael Carranza.

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