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they're begging me for the wall in San Diego a blow to president trump's plans of building a physical barrier on the southern border a federal judge late Friday ordered the trump administration to temporarily halt the use of some defense department funds for building a border wall with Mexico we're building a lot of wall has a lot of wall going up I don't know if you see it I don't know if you want to see it but we're building a lot of wall this comes more than three months after trump issued a national emergency declaration in an effort to divert six point seven billion dollars for Wall construction from the military and other government sources without congressional approval but critics called that move I'm lawful and several states soon it has fifty six page decision the California judge ruled that the idea the president can act without Congress quote does not square with fundamental separation of powers principles dating back to the earliest days of our Republic it is a tremendous national emergency it but trump insists the wall is needed to address the crisis of drugs and crime flowing across the border the gang members and to discourage migrants from seeking asylum in the U. S. the American civil liberties union which filed the lawsuit on behalf of two plaintiffs called Friday's temporary injunction quote a win for our system of checks and balances the rule of law and border communities the administration is expected to appeal the ruling