Despite legal victory, Trump needs money for border wall

Border Wall Prototypes built near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- President Donald Trump has won a judge's permission to build a border wall with Mexico. Now all he needs is the money.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Diego rejected arguments that the administration overreached by waiving requirements for environmental and other reviews before construction can start.
Judge Gonzalo Curiel -- whose objectivity Trump had questioned during his presidential campaign -- wrote that the court couldn't consider whether building a border wall was "politically wise or prudent."
Trump tweeted that he'd scored a "big legal win" but he may yet hit another kind of wall.
Congress has yet to fund the project. This month, the Senate rejected a request for $18 billion.