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Honduran asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, California, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Sierra Club Representatives Speak Out Ahead of Trump Preliminary Injunction Appeal

Oakland, CA– On Thursday, June 20th, a federal judge will hear the Trump Administration’s appeal of a preliminary injunction granted in a lawsuit against the president’s national emergency declaration.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Sierra Club, and Southern Border Communities Coalition won a preliminary injunction to block the Trump administration from using military funds to build 50-55 miles of new border wall in Arizona and New Mexico.

The three groups filed for the injunction when the administration requested a transfer of funds to construct over 213 miles of new border wall in New Mexico and Arizona.

WHAT: Ahead of the hearing in the 9th Circuit Court, Sierra Club representatives are available for comment and interview on the lawsuit in both English and Spanish (by phone or video).

Dan Millis, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Borderlands Program Manager
Javier Sierra, Director of the Sierra Club’s Latino Outreach

WHEN: All week ahead of June 20th hearing and post-hearing/ decision. 

Information on Hearing:
Sierra Club vs. Donald Trump- Federal officials appeal the district court’s order granting in part the motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent executive officers from using redirected federal funds for the construction of a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Time: Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Where: Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor Rm 338, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, San Francisco

WHERE: Sierra Club representatives are available by phone or video. Please contact courtney.bourgoin@sierraclub.org to set up interview times with Dan, Javier, our standing declarantes directly in the path of these walls or Sierra Club lawyers.

For more information about the appeal and communities affected by the national emergency declaration, see here

The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from Sierra Club