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a group of sixteen states as soon the trump White House on Monday for declaring a national emergency to get funds for a border wall I'm going to be signing a national emergency the state's coalition is led by California their lawsuit follows trump invoking emergency powers last Friday the US Congress had declined his request for five point seven billion dollars to help build the wall California's Attorney General said in a statement quote we're suing president trump to stop him from unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds and that the office of the presidency is not a place for theater news of the lawsuit came as hundreds across the U. S. marched against the president on a national holiday , the state's coalition says they could use the president's own words on Friday against him I could do the wall over a longer period of time I didn't need to do this , I'd rather do it much faster trump earlier comments saying he knew he didn't need to invoke emergency powers could now under cut the White House is it legal argument for the move may also be used as evidence that there is no national emergency to declare its not trumps only legal challenge on the wall three landowners in Texas and an environmental group filed an earlier lawsuit on Friday they say trumps move is a violation of the constitution and would infringe on property rights the wall is a signature campaign promise for president trump