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California Suing to Stop Mexico Border Wall

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 01:24 PM

California will sue in an attempt to stop President Donald Trump from building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra was expected to announce the filing of the lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, the newspaper said. Becerra has called the wall proposal "medieval."

Specifically, the lawsuit will challenge the construction of the wall in San Diego and Imperial Counties, according to the Times.

It maintains the wall would have a serious impact on Mexican tourism in the United States. The lawsuit also will note it is being filed "to protect the state of California's residents, natural resources, economic interests, procedural rights and sovereignty from violations of the United States Constitution.

And it claims the federal government is violating the Constitution's separation of powers doctrine. In addition, Becerra says the wall does not comply with the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Becerra also argues the wall intrudes on the state's authority, Politico reports.

"They're violating the Tenth Amendment and infringing on a lot of state laws, not just federal laws, that affect our state," he says. "At the same time, they're trying to do something that only Congress can do."

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