U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who President Trump previously said would hold a bias against him because of his Mexican heritage, has cleared a legal hurdle for Trump’s long-promised border wall.
Curiel ruled on Tuesday that the Trump administration has the power to waive numerous environmental laws and other regulations to begin construction on the long-promised border wall.
Several environmental groups had challenged the constitutional and legal authority of the Department of Homeland Security to bypass required environmental impact analyses of building the border wall, as well as public input that is usually required when the federal government plans major construction projects.
Justice Department spokesman Devin O’Malley applauded the ruling.
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