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Trump says he’ll ‘immediately’ appeal a federal judge’s ruling to block $2.5 billion in border wall funds

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  • President Donald Trump is vowing to appeal a judge's ruling that says his administration cannot take $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities and use it to build a wall along the Mexican border.
  • A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the transfer of the money was unlawful.
  • Trump declared a national emergency in February and moved to divert $6.7 billion in funds approved for other purposes so the money could be used for the wall. Twenty states and several advocacy groups sued to stop the move.
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FILE PHOTO: A child looks through the bars of a wall from the side of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in this picture taken on the side of El PasoReuters

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to appeal a U.S. judge's ruling blocking his administration from using $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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