Last week the Trump administration declared a national emergency to secure funding for a border wall.
As of today, 16 states are now suing President Trump over what some are calling a fake national emergency.
The 16 states are Hawaii, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and Maine.
The lawsuit alleges the funding used to build the border wall could take away money allocated for specific states.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Biological Diversity and Border Network for Human Rights have also announced lawsuits.
Each of them claim Trump is unconstitutionally bypassing Congress to build a border wall.
But fighting Trump in court won’t be easy.
Trump is covered by the National Emergencies Act which allows him to declare a national emergency and unlock funds.
As president he also has authority over deciding what that emergency is.
And Trump has indicated that he would issue a veto for the first time in his presidency if lawmakers try to get rid of the emergency declaration.