Supreme Court clears way for Trump admin to use Defense funds for border wall construction

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The White House is moving forward with plans to shift existing federal funds to pay for construction of a wall on the southern border, a senior administration official said.

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The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to use $2.5 billion from the Department of Defense to construct parts of a wall along the southwestern border that the government argues is necessary to protect national security.

The Supreme Court’s order is a significant win for President Donald Trump, who is likely to use the construction of a wall as a major talking point on the campaign trail.

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