The US Supreme Court's approved $2.5 billion of military funding to be used for a section of Donald Trump's promised wall on America's border with Mexico.
The country's highest court decided in a 5-to-4 ruling to overturn a lower court injunction.
It is not a final ruling on the case, but indicates the country's highest court is likely to back the Trump administration's moves to use Pentagon money to begin work on the controversial border wall.
The court's decision effectively allows the money to be used and work proceed while the legal proceedings continue.
Members of the court's liberal wing opposed the decision.
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Stephen Breyer suggested the court should for now have allowed the US government to 'finalise the contracts at issue, but not to begin construction'.
However, the majority decision suggested those opposing the administration may not have the legal right to do so.
In a tweet, the US president hailed the move as a "big victory":
Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019