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Tribe Looks To Halt Border Wall Construction At Burial Site

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Tribe Looks To Halt Border Wall Construction At Burial Site

Law360 (August 17, 2020, 8:55 PM EDT) — Tribal nation La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians has urged a California federal court to immediately block construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall, saying the project unlawfully threatens ancestral burial grounds on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The La Posta Band, one of 12 bands of the indigenous Kumeyaay people, requested a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Friday to halt construction of the border wall, a project that it argues is being funded without the authorization of Congress and that violates the constitutional rights of La Posta citizens.

An attorney for the La Posta Band, Michelle LaPena of the majority…

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