CA's laws probably won't stop the wall


The majority of California's leaders are still outraged over Trump's order to build the wall, and they're trying to find ways to make sure it doesn't happen.

Senate Leader Kevin de León and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with other bonehead leaders, are hoping that the state's strict environmental laws will put a wrench in Trump's plans.

Kevin De León told reporters on Wednesday:

“If there’s severe environmental impacts on our border, we’re going to seriously look into it."

Sorry Kevin, but it looks like you're going to lose that fight.

Under the U.S. Constitution, the feds can preempt state and local laws, especially in cases of immigration and national security.

Plus, a decade-old federal court decision for a past iteration of the wall already allowed the government to go around environmental laws and build.

Gavin Newsom said: 

"There are all kinds of obstructions as it relates to just getting zoning approval and getting building permits. All those things could be made very, very challenging for the administration.”

Forget all of the bureaucratic red tape, let's just get this thing built!

Meanwhile, State Senator Ricardo Lara is trying to force a border wall to a statewide public vote.

It  doesn't look like state leaders have much of a chance, the wall will be built!

Read more at the LA Times.


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