Texas And Mo. Fail To Win Border Wall Claims Against Biden 1 Texas And Mo. Fail To Win Border Wall Claims Against Biden

Texas And Mo. Fail To Win Border Wall Claims Against Biden

By Joyce Hanson (August 4, 2022, 7:45 PM EDT) — A federal judge has thrown out most claims by Texas, its General Land Office and Missouri against the Biden administration over the president’s decision to slow construction funds for former President Donald Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, finding that the states’ constitutional arguments failed.

U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez said Wednesday that she wasn’t convinced by the General Land Office and its Commissioner George P. Bush’s arguments that President Joe Biden unlawfully exercised legislative powers that the Constitution vests exclusively in Congress when he, after taking office in 2021, issued a proclamation and a Department of Homeland Security border plan…