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Federal judge stops border wall projects paid for with military funds

July 1, 2019

The same federal judge who in May temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from spending $1 billion of military funds on U.S.-Mexico border wall construction expanded that ban to a permanent injunction on Friday.

U.S. Circuit Judge Haywood Gilliam also added additional border wall segments to the list of those that are not permitted to move forward under the current funding scheme.

This final order prevents the White House from making available for border wall construction a total of $2.5 billion of U.S. Department of Defense funds.

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