Latest "Trump border wall" stories
The chief of the National Guard bureau suggested that active-duty troops could replace his forces, which are scheduled to return home by Sept. 30.
A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees construction paid with military funds reappropriated by Trump under a national emergency declaration, declined to speculate what actions the Biden administration may take.
A lawsuit is challenging $2.5 billion reprogrammed for the wall, but those contracts have long since been awarded.
Friday’s order means the court is not likely even to consider the substance of the issue until after the November election, while work on the wall continues.
Fired-up House appropriators are expected to vote to reject the Pentagon’s requests for added budget flexibility over the president’s diversion of military funds to build his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
By Joe Gould