Federal Agencies and Advocacy Groups Settle Border Wall Lawsuit

Advocacy groups and federal agencies reached a settlement agreement that prohibits military spending on border walls and calls for funding to restore borderlands, a study to assess the wall’s damage to wildlife habitat, and public participation in ongoing federal efforts to repair harms caused by border wall construction. The agreement settles lawsuits filed in 2019 and 2020 alleging that former President Trump overstepped his executive authority to invoke the National Emergencies Act to reallocate military funding to fund a policy goal and challenging further redirection of military funding for border wall construction.