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Wisconsin will join lawsuit challenging border emergency

Posted at 4:10 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 14:15:03-04

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will join a multistate lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

California and 15 other states began a federal lawsuit in February, alleging the declaration is unconstitutional. Six other states, including Wisconsin, have since joined the filing.

Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul issued a joint news release Wednesday announcing Wisconsin will join the lawsuit.

Evers said there isn't enough evidence to support the idea a national security crisis exists at the border.

Kaul said the declaration shifts funds from Wisconsin to the wall. He says Congress should have been the entity to divert the funds, not the president, resulting in a violation of separation of powers.