Cal­i­for­nia set to re­sist Trump’s wall plan

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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

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