President Trump responded with a tweet to Judge Gilliam’s decision to block the plan reallocate money to building a wall on the southern border with Mexico. The President described him as an “activist Obama appointed judge”.

“Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction,” he said. “This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!”


Haywood Gilliam a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s plan to spend billions to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Judge Gilliam’s ruling halts the administration from using the reallocated funds for projects in specific areas in Texas and Arizona.