García Statement on Supreme Court Allowing Trump to Proceed with Wasteful, Harmful Border Wall

July 27, 2019
Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision allowing President Trump to steal funds from the Department of Defense for an ineffective border wall:

“I am deeply disturbed by the news tonight that the Supreme Court will allow the President to spend $2.5 billion from the Pentagon on a harmful, ineffective border wall. The Congress rejected funding the wall, so the President is going around the Constitution and teaming up with the Court against the will of the people.

“The people in my district oppose a border wall that will bring deep harm to the native communities, the environment and the livelihoods of millions of Americans in border communities. The President will stop at nothing to divide our nation by relentless attacks on immigrants and using the wall to fire up his political base. We will do everything in our power to turn back this decision.”