CNN has reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for comment.
The states claim that the Biden administration’s refusal to spend congressional appropriations on the wall allows more migrants to enter and remain in Missouri and Texas, resulting in increased costs to issue driver’s licenses, provide public education, provide health care and process and incarcerate people in the states’ criminal justice systems.
“Dismantling border-security measures such as construction of the border wall causes Missouri and Texas to incur unrecoverable costs in issuing driver’s licenses, providing education, and administering health care,” it states.
The states are asking the court to find the termination of funding unlawful and compel the spending of funds.
A principios de este mes, the administration canceled a slate of border wall contracts
— en los sectores de Laredo y Valle del Río Grande — the latest in the ongoing effort to cancel contracts geared toward building wall along the US-Mexico border
In late July, US Customs and Border Protection terminated two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector that cover approximately 31 millas.