AP - California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying sixteen states, including California, allege the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution.

Joining in filing the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia.

Becerra says there is no emergency at the border.

Trump declared a national emergency to fulfill his promise of completing the wall.

The move allows the president to bypass Congress to use money from the Pentagon and other budgets.

California has repeatedly challenged Trump in court. Becerra has filed at least 45 lawsuits against the administration.

Hawaii Attorney General Clare Conners said Hawaii joined the suit because the diversion of funding for military construction and drug interdiction projects could harm residents here and hurt the economy.

Her office sent us this statement: 

"The President’s unlawful declaration of a national emergency fundamentally violates the rule of law and the separation of powers. His actions are unconstitutional and if allowed to go unchecked will have real impacts on our state - that is why the Attorney General joined this lawsuit."