What do you think? Leave a respectful comment.

Migrants queue to apply for asylum in the United States, at El Chaparral port of entry, between Mexico and the United States border crossing, in Tijuana, Mexico, July 20, 2019. Photo by: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Supreme Court clears way for Pentagon to use $2.5 billion for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.

The Supreme Court said Friday that it would lift a freeze on the money put in place by a lower court. The Supreme Court’s action means the Trump administration can tap the funds and begin work on four contracts it has awarded. Four liberal justices wouldn’t have allowed construction to start.

A trial court initially froze the funds in May and an appeals court kept that freeze in place earlier this month. The freeze had prevented the government from tapping approximately $2.5 billion in Defense Department money to replace existing sections of barrier in Arizona, California and New Mexico with more robust fencing.

The Latest