Trump Threatens Judge Who Blocked Border Wall: 'ICE Raids Are Coming Soon'
President promises to appeal ruling that blocked funds
President Donald Trump said he would appeal the judge’s ruling that blocked funds designated for the border wall while promising he will he would proceed with the deportation of “large numbers of people” after the 4 July.
A permanent injunction was issued by a federal Judge blocking the construction of the border wall.
The block by the Obama appointed a judge adds to the several ongoing lawsuits trying to prevent the border wall from being built.
Trump responded to the ruling with renewed the deportation threats at a news conference after the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Fox News reported.
Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. in Oakland blocked $2.5 billion in military funding that was designated for the border wall construction in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Trump slammed the decision saying, “We’re immediately appealing it, and we think we’ll win the appeal.”
“There was no reason that that should have happened,” he added.
The judge acted in two lawsuits brought by activists, according to Fox News.
The activist group, the Sierra Club, argued that the reprogramming of funds violates federal law.
The judge rule in favor of the former argument, rejecting the notion that the border wall would threaten species of animals such as bighorn sheep.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
Trump renewed his threats of massive deportation raids after the aid package in Congress failed to address the asylum process at the border.
“We will be removing large numbers of people … starting in a week after, you know, sometime after July Fourth,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, Mexico is deploying 15,000 troops to the US border to stop illegal immigrants from entering the United States.
Mexican Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval confirmed that Mexico is sending thousands of soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop the flood of illegal immigration.
"Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border to curve migration flow," CNN's Nick Valencia tweeted.
"An additional ~2,000 National Guard elements have also been deployed across the country’s southern border with Guatemala & Belize.: MX Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval."