(FoxNews.com) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to announce Wednesday that the state will sue the Trump administration over one of President Trump’s paramount campaign promises—the border wall.
Becerra’s lawsuit, expected to target planned projects in San Diego and Imperial counties, marks the latest shot in California’s legal and legislative war against Trump.
The state essentially has emerged as the heart of the Trump “resistance,” pumping out lawsuits against his immigration policies and even passing a resolution Friday in the Assembly censuring Trump for his comments on the Charlottesville, Va., violence.
The forthcoming lawsuit comes as Trump works with Congress to try and secure funding for a border wall — though the specifics of the project itself remain unclear.
The president issued an executive order in January calling for securing the “southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border, monitored and supported by adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking and acts of terrorism.”
Last month, the administration awarded contracts to four companies to begin construction.
The president tweeted last week that “the WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders underscored the president’s commitment to the border wall earlier this month.
“I don’t think the president has been shy about the fact that he wants a wall,” Sanders said. “It’s certainly something he feels is an important part of a responsible immigration package.”
This isn’t Becerra’s first lawsuit against the Trump administration….