Connecticut to Take Legal Action Against Trump Over National Emergency Declaration

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Friday he and other attorneys general from other states are preparing "imminent legal action" to challenge the national emergency declaration by President Trump over the border wall.

President Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency at the southern border and is using his executive authority to tap billions of other government funds to build the wall.

Trump took the action as he signed into law a deal to keep the federal government open. The legislation gives Trump 55 additional miles of border fencing, well short of the 200-plus miles he wanted.

Tong said some of the money Trump could use may have been earmarked for projects in Connecticut and that is why he is working on the lawsuit to stop the president from using a national emergency declaration to use funds to build the wall.

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