Attorney General Xavier Becerra Threatens to Sue Trump Over the Wall

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is threatening to sue the Trump administration if it tries to declare a national emergency over lack of funds to build a wall along the Southern border.

"The idea of declaring a nonexistent state of emergency on the border... to pay for the wall is not only immoral, it is illegal," Becerra said on Tuesday.

Becerra talked about his experience as the son of immigrants in his Spanish-language response speech that aired on Telemundo and Univision just after Trump completed his speech.

"My parents began their life together in the United States for the same reason that many other families come to work hard and give their children a better life," he said.

President Trump spok e about the country's issue with immigration in his State of the Union speech and commented on the ongoing dilemma with the need for a border wall.

"In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall - but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built," Trump said. "This is a smart, strategic, see-through steel barrier - not just a simple concrete wall. It will be deployed in the areas identified by the border agents as having the greatest need, and these agents will tell you: where walls go up, illegal crossings go way, way down."

Becerra has long been an advocate for immigrants, suing the Trump administration in 2017 for its proposal to build a wall at the U.S - Mexico border, alleging it didn't comply with environmental laws, but a judge shot it down.

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