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A federal appeals court gave the Trump administration the green light for its plan to divert military funding for border wall construction, overturning a lower court decision.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision ruled that El Paso County and the nonprofit Border Network for Human Rights did not have the standing to go against the administration’s plan to take $3.6 billion from more than 100 military construction projects and that neither plaintiff was able to prove they were harmed by the plan.
The article goes on to state the following:
The decision overturned a 2019 ruling by U.S. District Judge David Briones.
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan, who frequently posts updates on construction of the new border wall, shared the following video on Monday.
Morgan said they now have 415 miles of new border all completed so far.
415 miles of new border wall system protecting our communities throughout the country. pic.twitter.com/9WetQbRudi
— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) December 1, 2020
Based on an earlier update, there are currently about 240 miles under construction, and about 87 miles under pre-construction.
Border Wall System Update:
409 miles completed
242 miles under construction
87 miles under pre-construction
— Chief Rodney Scott (@USBPChief) November 24, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) December 5, 2020
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