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A challenge to President Donald Trump’s Border Wall has been rejected by the Supreme Court.

The court, without comment, last Monday rejected a request from three environmental groups to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that allowed construction of the wall to proceed.

The administration had urged the court to reject the case. Democrats, including Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, called for the court to take the case in hopes that it would rule against the administration, according to CNBC.

The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Defenders of Wildlife filed lawsuits hoping to block the wall.

The groups claimed that the proposed wall construction would harm plants, rare wildlife habitats, and threatened species, Reuters reported.

The core of the case was a 1996 law allowing the government to go ahead with border barriers without full compliance with standard environmental reviews and regulations.

District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had previously rejected the group’s call to block work. The groups claimed that the 1996 law was unconstitutional.

Curiel had rejected the contention and ruled that the Trump administration was within its powers.

The groups said they would continue to fight against the president.

“Trump has abused his power to wreak havoc along the border to score political points,” said Brian Segee, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity.

“He’s illegally sweeping aside bedrock environmental and public health laws. We’ll continue to fight Trump’s dangerous wall in the courts and in Congress,” he said.

The president is seeking $5 billion for wall construction in a spending bill, which has been a bone of contention in Congress. Trump has said he would allow the government to shut down rather than accept a bill without the funding, and signed an extension to keep the government running and both sides talking even past the initial Dec. 7 deadline.

Trump has been urged by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to dig in and demand what he wants, according to Fox Business.

“I’d want the whole 5 billion because the caravan is a game-changer,” Graham said on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News. “($1.6) billion is available to the president. He wants five. And after the caravan if you don’t see the need for additional border security, you’re just not paying much attention. So, Mr. President, dig in, do not give in when it comes to the wall.”

Graham called for a deal that involved the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects the children of illegal immigrants from deportation.

“I’d put DACA on the table,” he said. “There are 700,000 young people who came here on the average age of six that have got no place to go. They’re in the DACA program. If I were the president I’d say, ‘I want two years of wall funding and I’ll give legal status to the DACA recipients.’ That’s a good deal for the country.”

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27 Comments

27 Comments

  1. ChuckB

    December 11, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Beg to differ with the idea that Illegal immigrants, even the children of illegal immigrants should be rewarded is totally bullshit. there should NEVER be a reward for breaking the law.

    • Proud vet

      December 11, 2018 at 6:27 am

      It’s OK to break the law if you’re backing the communist a.k.a. Democrat parties plan to destroy the United States of America and its culture, as this is what it takes so they can install the culture that they want and that is a culture of communism for the 99 1/2% and the leaders and for the other half percent.

      • Ed Miano

        December 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm

        Dems don’t care about DACA, they just use them as a bargaining tool!

    • Diana

      December 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

  2. Tom

    December 11, 2018 at 7:15 am

    No giving citizenship to 700.000 Daca recipients would just be the start. Then they would be able to bring in relatives that cpuld bring the total past 2,000,000.. So the original number multiplies by 3 to 4 fold. They never tell you this, all they say is its only 700,000 Which is true but is deceptive of the final number. Governments lie about this. The British Government did the same thing when Rhodesia became independent.Said 200.000, it ended up 2 to 3 times more. All of whom became a burden on the British Tax payers and also on the health system and Housing.

    • BWH

      December 11, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Graham didn’t say citizenship, he said “legal status”. There’s a difference.

      • J POLLS

        December 11, 2018 at 3:28 pm

        “legal status” eventually would mean VOTING RIGHTS AND WE KNOW THEY VOTE DEMONCRAT..THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING…TRYING TO TAKE OVER AMERICA ALONG WITH THE SLIMY MUSLIMS

  3. RONALD WOODS

    December 11, 2018 at 7:18 am

    no no no daca never

  4. Ellen Whiting

    December 11, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Oh, no, we just can’t have a wall! Don’t you know it’s more important to leave the border wide open, so the chupacabras and the scorpions can roam freely, than it is to try to keep violent criminals out of the country? Where are your priorities? Sheesh.

  5. Sue P

    December 11, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Google now is allowing Muslim’s to report “blasphemy” on their app. YES, the elite corporate billionaires are definitely trying to get power and control worldwide, any way they can.

  6. Larry S.

    December 11, 2018 at 9:40 am

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    Let’s get this straight, people!

    “The groups claimed that the proposed wall construction would harm plants, rare wildlife habitats, and threatened species, Reuters reported.”

    Harm plants? Make me laugh. Some plants are going to provide jobs for people? Some plants are going to feed the homeless? Plants live and plants die. Plants survive when people tend to them – not just avoid them and leave them alone at the mercy of sun and lack of rainfall.

    Rare Wildlife habitats? Name them! Wildlife will adapt and moves on to other areas for food and support. If you find a little animal that will give jobs to people; let me know.

    Threatened species? Name them – don’t just throw blanket ‘buzzwords’ at people in the hopes of scaring them with generalities.

    Excessive human migration into our nation will rob jobs from people who who need them now.
    Excessive human migration needs money from the citizens taxes to pay for the free services that will be provided for them – even though we do NOT make such services available to our own citizens.
    Is that right or wrong?
    I say, it is WRONG.
    And so should you.

    So, stop hood-winking the people with baseless buzzwords and threats.

  7. Ken Easterling

    December 11, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Build the wall! The democrats don’t understand that the people of the USA want a secure border. They will be convinced in 2020 when President Trump is re-elected.

  8. Mark Terzano

    December 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    5 billion is a cheap ticket for a 2000 mile wall. Mexican companies are also participating by supplying the builders with cement and a few other things.

  9. Boyd

    December 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Isn’t there already small walls and blockades that can stop wildlife from going back and forth? What is the difference? The real difference is keeping illegals from climbing over or breaking down the fences and walls. What is easy for criminals to cross is not easy for the animals to cross, and that already exists at this point. So no real difference to ecology. Rain clouds can still go over, the wall won’t be that tall! There is far more ecological damage done in cities built by democrats that exists today, and they will get far worse trying to support all these illegals that do make it in; Go fuss at them for a while!

  10. Rocky

    December 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    To little and far to late. The Barbarians are not only at the gate, they are HERE! The best guesstimate on the number of illegals in the US is about 50 million. Nobody really knows as more keep pouring in daily.
    We still have, DACA, still no mass deportations, amnesty, chain migration, anchor babies, the list is endless.
    The ONLY way to stop the tsunami of immigration, both legal and illegal is to remove ALL incentive to come here. No more free anything ! Unfortunately, this is never going to happen, many in BOTH political parties want illegals here for various reasons.
    Far to many of our elected officials were more than willing to sell their soul and their country for money, power and votes. We re-elected most of them !

    • Bill Van Dam

      December 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm

      Exactly, and the damn democrats know it. That’s the 1 reason they refuse to support the wall. Build the damn wall, then start deporting EVERY DAY.

  11. Mike Graybeal

    December 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Of course the DemoRats don’t want a wall because each Illegal Alien is a potential DemoRat vote. This is a Serious pr0blem, The Barbarians are at the gate the Socialist Communist Democrats are again trying to destroy the American way of life…

  12. catman

    December 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    The “environmentalists” don’t care one wit whether or not this country is overrun by illegals just so long as they can dictate what We The People should have or not have. That border wall is what President Trump was elected to do and by God it WILL be done. If this government cannot or will not stop illegals from coming into this country, then perhaps a “citizens militia” can. I have lived near the U.S./Mexico border all my life and I am damn sick and tired of seeing illegals crossing over and becoming welfare kings and queens just because the damned demoncraps want more votes to retain or gain power. Yes I agree that some of those crossing over will want better work and will support their families in the manner which Americans like. But, the majority of them want the freebies this government gives them while neglecting our veterans, elderly and homeless people that occupy our streets and parks. Then there is the gang members who are coming into the country to do nothing but raise hell. It is past time for a “citizens militia” to go to the border and confront these “invaders” and turn them around with force if that is what is necessary to accomplish the job. Our Border Patrol and military at the border have their hands tied behind their backs by whack jobs in the government who feel we should just talk to them (illegals) and they will turn back or just let them all in to finish the job of ruining this country the way Obama tried to do. Try entering any other country in the world illegally and see what happens. You won’t like it. I can guarantee you that!!

  13. Big Dave

    December 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Pelosi, schumer and the t=rest of the anti protection POS lib’s need to impeached and thrown out, they are definitely putting our Country in serious danger and it’s all in their quest for buying votes. They are the scum and slime jeopardizing the safety and security of our Country.

  14. abolishliberalism

    December 11, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    i find it simply amazing how quick and recklessly the democrats would sell out the safety of the American citizens and the security and future of our country for the sake of votes by fighting for open borders for all, just to let in people that they could try and coerce into voting democrat just to keep them in power.

  15. abolishliberalism

    December 11, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Here’s a thought on “Open Borders” and the the future of America…. If we let the Dems have an open border policy that lets anyone and everyone from all these war torn, third world countries and people from countries where the rule of law in non existent or completely ignored, How long before America becomes just another war torn third world country where the rule of law in completely ignored too? Its bound to happen, you cannot take a bucket of clean water, fill it half way up with s**t and still have clean water..its impossible!

  16. Carol Fryer

    December 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Amazing how they work this out all the time….and I mean ALL the time. They dragged this out till the dems were to take control so they once again didnt have to do anything about it. After all….Congress and the GOP are above the BS they shove down our throats. Im so sick of them all its beyond words. This is why they dont walk the street like the rest of us. They screw us so bad they wouldnt dare.

  17. Connie

    December 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Of course they are going to fight Trump. Isn’t that what these kinds of groups do? God forbid we could feel safe from illegal intruders. Those who want to come in via legal means will still make it in. Keep out the troublesome and the trouble makers. They are paid intruders.

  18. Mike Steeler

    December 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Someone told me the wall was too expensive for our government to spend on one thing. Here is an excerpt from an article I was reading about the F35A fighter jet…..The United States and Lockheed Martin inked the agreement Sunday for 141 F-35 fighter jets — to be delivered to the branches of the U.S. military, international partners, and foreign military sales customers, according to both sides. Guess??? They are running about $88M each. Times that by the 141 ordered and we just spent $12.4 billion of our tax payer dollars for border security. Think about it…

  19. cirt cruise

    December 11, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    The two most dangerous groups to the American citizens and their families are, any elected Democratic and any and all of the fringe lunatic environmentalists. The first group wants to take away your rights and give them all to Illegal Aliens & their families.The second group wants to take all of your rights and give them to the squirrels and spotted Owls. Seems both of these groups need better brighter leaders,who are capable of rational thoughts.

  20. ChuckyBaby

    December 11, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Trump isn’t trying to score “political points”. He’s trying to save the nation! Shut it down! Build the wall!

  21. LST

    December 12, 2018 at 5:25 am

    “Dangerous wall?” Asshole liberals, inanimate objects being “dangerous.” Do they mean the two legged cockroaches coming into this country ILLEGALLY aren’t dangerous? Assholes.

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