Sixteen states in the United States have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund his promised wall along the country’s border with Mexico.

The suit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday, a US government holiday, came as thousands of people rallied nationwide to protest against the Republican’s move last week.

In a statement, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the lawsuit alleges the Trump administration’s action violates the Constitution.

Becerra had previously said his state and others had legal standing because they risked losing money intended for military projects, disaster assistance and other purposes.

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