BREAKING: Trump Indicates He Will Sign Executive Order to Improve Security on the Border, Keep Families Together

Trump Threatens to Delay California Border Projects Until ‘Whole Wall Is Approved’

President Trump hailed his administration’s “big victory” in court in a case that challenged his proposed border wall, but threatened Wednesday to delay improving some sections of the existing border barrier in California.

A Border Patrol agent looks over the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California, in the Imperial Valley, on Jan. 31, 2017. (Credit: Sandy Huffaker / AFP / Getty Images)

A Border Patrol agent looks over the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California, in the Imperial Valley, on Jan. 31, 2017. (Credit: Sandy Huffaker / AFP / Getty Images)

His tweet, an apparent attempt to punish California, seemed to be an effort to fuel the continuing battle between the state’s liberal, pro-immigration officials and Trump’s White House.

Trump’s administration won an order Tuesday from a federal judge in San Diego, who ruled that the administration did not abuse its authority in waiving some environmental laws and other regulations when it began building new barriers and demonstration projects in Southern California.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who ruled in the case, is the same judge Trump disparagingly called “a Mexican” during his 2016 campaign, even though the judge was born in the United States.

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