California set to resist Trump’s wall plan
LOS ANGELES: “If you want to work on Trump wall, then California will not work with you,” Ricardo Lara, California state senator, has said on his official Twitter account.
As the border wall project proposed by US President Donald Trump was being carried out by federal agencies, local legislatures in California and Arizona showed their determination to resist.
From Lara’s angle, building the wall is a huge mistake and a waste of money and resources of US taxpayers. Meanwhile, companies bidding for the construction works have been branded as morally indefensible, so he amended a bill on Monday to prohibit the wall contractors from getting any future state projects.
The previous version of Bill 30 required California voter approval of any wall construction along the border. “We’re not going to allow a wall that harms our environment and our economy,” Lara, a Democrat, said.
He said Mexicans spent a lot of money shopping in California, and Mexico was one of the largest export markets for California. The proposed wall would hurt California’s economy. Xinhua