SAN DIEGO – The Latest on a lawsuit by the California attorney general to halt construction of the Trump administration's U.S.-Mexico border wall (all times local):
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he expects the Trump administration to prevail in legal challenges to its proposed border wall with Mexico.
The nation's top law enforcement officer addressed reporters Wednesday at a San Diego landing dock to trumpet Coast Guard drug seizures in the Pacific Ocean. He says anyone has a right to sue but that his responsibility is to defend U.S. borders.
Sessions says he expects construction of the wall to advance as Congress provides money. Democrats have balked at Trump's $1.6 billion request for next year.
Sessions reiterated opposition to legalizing marijuana for recreational use, barely three months before California becomes the latest state to do so.
His visit came as California's attorney general sued in federal court in San Diego to halt wall construction.
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California's attorney general has sued the Trump administration over its plan to construct a wall along the country's border with Mexico.
The suit filed Wednesday by Attorney General Xavier Becerra (HAH-vee-air Bah-sehr'-ah) makes arguments similar to those in a lawsuit filed by advocacy groups last week arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.
Both lawsuits aim to stop the design, planning and construction of the wall.
The Trump administration recently waived environmental reviews on a 15-mile stretch in San Diego where wall prototypes will be constructed and a 3-mile stretch in downtown Calexico.
Becerra is announcing his suit near the border in San Diego. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also in San Diego to discuss drug seizures.