Massachusetts ACLU pursues for border wall contract registrations


The Massachusetts-based American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking information on a deal with part of the wall along the US-Mexico border that President Donald Trump allegedly attributed to his administration.

In December, the Republican had tweeted that he "had just surrendered a 115-kilometer long contract for another large section of the wall in Texas."

The ACLU filed a request for public documents a few days later in order to obtain information on the contract. The complaint filed Friday indicates that he has not yet received the requested documents.

The group also searched for contract documents from the Corps of Engineers of the US Army. The lawsuit says that it has been said that the Corps of Engineers does not have any records of this type.

A spokesman for the US Department of Customs and Border Protection, named in the lawsuit, said Friday that he could comment on the ongoing litigation.

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