President Donald Trump will sign a national emergency declaration to address the situation on our southern border.
“We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border … one way or the other, we have to do it.”
The emergency declaration is designed to free up more than $6.6 billion for the border wall.
— Emerald Robinson (@EmeraldRobinson) February 15, 2019
God Bless all the angel moms and their families. Lord, give them comfort and peace.
President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he plans to sign a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.
“We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border … one way or the other, we have to do it,” Trump said in the Rose Garden.
The move is expected to face a swift and forceful legal challenge that could stall the attempt in the courts for the near future. But the declaration and other money-moving plans allow Trump to continue to fight for border wall construction while also averting another partial government shutdown — which would have been triggered at midnight absent the new funding package.
Trump, in the Rose Garden, declared once again that “walls work” as he confirmed he’ll sign the emergency declaration. More
No president should have to fight Congress to protect Americans. My disgust for the Democrats knows no bounds. Democrats missed yet another golden opportunity to take partial credit for something America really needs and voted for, instead choosing to side against Americans safety and prove yet again all they care about is obstructing President Trump.
**BREAKING: To secure more $$ for the wall, Pres. Trump declares national emergency along the southern border after meeting Angel Moms, who lost loved ones due to illegal immigration. Here… an Angel Mom shares her story with new AG William Barr. @OANN pic.twitter.com/VvGH8tmgN7
— Patrick Hussion (@PatrickHussion) February 15, 2019