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President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding


This news story was published on February 15, 2019.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s a national emergency in America as President Donald J. Trump made the declaration Friday so that billions of dollars can be rounded up and spent to build a barrier on the Southern border.

The White House said today that President Trump is using his legal authority to take Executive action to secure additional resources to build a Southern barrier. In part, he is declaring a national emergency that makes available additional troops and funding for military construction. Including funding in Homeland Security appropriations, the Administration has so far identified up to $8.1 billion that will be available to build the border wall once a national emergency is declared and additional funds have been reprogrammed, including:

– About $601 million from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund

– Up to $2.5 billion under the Department of Defense funds transferred for Support for Counterdrug Activities (Title 10 United States Code, section 284)

– Up to $3.6 billion reallocated from Department of Defense military construction projects under the President’s declaration of a national emergency (Title 10 United States Code, section 2808)

These funding sources will be used sequentially and as needed. Courts could block the national emergency declaration.

The Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the Army Corps of Engineers are working to create a prioritized list of segments and a work plan for the remainder of FY 2019 and beyond.

New projects could include: new levee wall, new and replacement primary pedestrian barrier, new vehicle-to-pedestrian barrier, and new secondary barrier.

NATIONAL EMERGENCY ON OUR BORDER:

The President is using his “clear authority” to declare a national emergency as allowed under the National Emergencies Act.

Since 1976, presidents have declared nearly 60 national emergencies.

Most of the previously declared national emergencies have been continually renewed and are still in effect, after being continually renewed.

Multiple Governors have declared states of emergency along the border in the past.
Former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, who became President Obama’s DHS Secretary, declared a state of emergency along the border in 2005.

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson also declared a state of emergency at the border in 2005.

Former President George W. Bush and former President Obama both directed the use of the military to assist DHS in securing and managing the Southern Border.

Former President Bush declared a national emergency in 2001, which invoked reprogramming authority granted by Title 10 United States Code, section 2808, and both he and former President Obama used that authority a total of 18 times to fund projects between 2001 and 2014.

ADDRESSING THE CRISIS AT HAND: President Trump is taking the necessary steps to address the crisis at our Southern Border and stop crime and drugs from flooding into our Nation.

– Cartels, traffickers, and gangs, like the vile MS-13 gang, have taken advantage of our weak borders for their own gain.

– Immigration officers have made 266,000 arrests of criminal aliens in the last two fiscal years.

– This includes aliens charged or convicted of approximately 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings.

– Tons of deadly drugs have flooded across the border and into our communities, taking countless American lives.

– Methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl all flow across our Southern Border and destroy our communities.

– More than 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017 alone.

– Human traffickers exploit our borders to traffic young girls and women into our country and sell them into prostitution and slavery.

– Massive caravans of migrants view our unsecure border as a way to gain illegal entry into our country and take advantage of our nonsensical immigration loopholes.

Friday, a liberal Iowa political group, Progress Iowa, hit back on the border wall national emergency, saying:

Trump promised Mexico would pay for it, but they didn’t.

Trump tried to get the Republican Congress to pay for it, but they wouldn’t.

Trump tried to get the Democratic Congress to pay for it, but they wouldn’t.

President Trump’s racist wall has been rejected by Democrats, Republicans, and the American people who are opposed in every poll asking them about the subject. Just now in a Rose Garden press conference, Trump declared a made up national emergency in order to pay for his wall, after failing in every possible way to get the job done in a legitimate way.

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37 Responses to President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 20, 2019 at 11:38 am

    OXY-MORONS ! RUSSIAN COLLUSION !!!! Crooked socialist (commie) party calling themselves democrats = ALL their elite hopeful front runners of fine bullshit are running on the SOCIALIST (Russia government) platform. Are these people crazy or do they think everyone in this country needs more pills.? CRAZY and CROOKED ! Thank your former foreign born cannibus smoker for that ! That BUM HATED AMERICA AND IT’S PEOPLE.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 18, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Besides that – PRESIDENT TRUMP gives his entire salary (what $400,000 to various charities – NO ! WE DO NOT BELIVE THE CLINTON OR OBAMA corrupt foundations received any of this money. But as tricky as the demos are -You will never know until COMRADE MUELLERS witch hunt concludes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 18, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Thank you Donald J. Trump for taking the opportunity to be our GREAT PRESIDENT ! I was good at American history and those smart fellas (former presidents) seen to it that America would not be tread upon by socialist/dictatorships and we would be a free and independent from other countries grasp. Now the U.N. agenda 21 is tearing our country apart – BUT – You called it out and we are ready to protect our country – any which way but loose – snowflakes- communist socialists – and corporate owned crooked elected officials – Trump is MY HERO and the rest of you are FAKE NEWS.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    It may come to a point where all the real patriots and citizens interested in maintaining traditional American values and pride in the greatest country to ever exist need to take a break from their lives and unite with about 5M people by going to Washington and protesting this relentless power grab and subversive agenda of the commie left treasonous Democrat Party!!

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    Barry did it, so its all good Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Trump did not need to declare a national emergency over the border wall funding. He should have taken a play from the Obama handbook and just reallocated funds as he saw fit from another source. If King Obama could do it, then its fair game for any other president to do it too.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 17, 2019 at 9:14 am

    It may come to a point where all the real patriots and citizens interested in maintaining traditional American values and pride in the greatest country to ever exist need to take a break from their lives and unite with about 5M people by going to Washington and protesting this relentless power grab and subversive agenda of the commie left treasonous Democrat Party!

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    Fake News Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Russia Russia Russia

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    The real national emergency is located inside his pants!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Again with the lies ! We will build the wall…AND MEXICO WIll PAY FOR IT ! No, we the taxpayers will foot the bill.

    Same thing you are all bitching about with the Renaissance Project. Bill Schickel said, no taxes will pay for this. Well guess what, over a million has been spent just bringing it this far..Nothing

    Trump lied..Bill lied.

    The city fails to mention that the taxes from Mall Sales are designated to pay for the upkeep of the arena. So, few stores to generate tax revenue and the mall owner fails to pay taxes….could be disastrous !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Never thought that I would agree with Ann Coulter, however she is spot on this…

    “The goal of a national emergency is for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base for 2 more years.” – Ann Coulter
    “The goal is to get Trump’s stupidest voters to say “HE’S FIGHTING!” No he’s not” – Ann Coulter
    “‘The Only National Emergency Is that Our President Is an Idiot'”
    ” President Trump is a “lazy” and “incompetent” president who is surrounded by “absolute morons”
    like son-in-law Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.” – Ann Coulter

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2019 at 8:26 am

    With the NEW trade deal with Mexico – which we have been screwed royally for decades will give us a better rate of return – eventually Mexico will be paying for the wall in dollars to Americans and our government. Took President Trump to call this out – just like China has been playing us for Trillions in unfair trade and stealing our technology both from our companies and our government. Too bad you moron liberals never figured this out or called this out – BUT TRUMP did and your pissed because he is smarter and has bigger BALLS than you and some of your gender bender females.

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    Dump Trump Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2019 at 2:42 am

    What happened to Mexico will pay for it!No Emergency!! IDIOTS!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The demoncrats have nothing to gripe about. Been given plenty chances to make this happen but didn’t want it. So glad Trump will push forward. I knew I voted for him for some reason!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 16, 2019 at 11:29 am

      The reason was that you were stoned.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 17, 2019 at 11:22 am

        So…… what were you on to vote for HRC

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    The president had to do it! Evil Pelosi and company are going to use what is best for this country, as a weapon to hurt him by stopping him from doing all the things that are needed to be done! Pelosi: we are not stupid. We know what you are up to! You are so mad at a non politician who won the presidency over your entitled HRC would just walk into office, all your noses have been out of joint ever since! We don’t want your socialism!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 16, 2019 at 11:31 am

      You really hate women, don’t you? You must get rejected a lot.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm

        Love women in general, hate Nasty Nancy and Killary Clinton.

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    commensense manly Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    the problem with trump, was he believed pelosie and schummer when they said they would pow wow with him if he would sign the dem,s prop to end the shut down. he signed, they returned with the same offer. he should have never backed down in the first place

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Westers dictionary – Liberal – a low IQ person with no moral value sometimes known to lie to hide the truth.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Eeeeeh haw ! Think I am going to chit my pants at the intelligence of this here fella called TRUMP -TRUMP !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    MAGA – MAGA – MAGA – Finally someone with CONJONES !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    You liberal dims make me puke – OH ! and fart with your fake news lies !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 16, 2019 at 11:32 am

      Pretty early in the day to be this drunk.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    I’m sure that he and Trump will tap dance their way around this one….buffoons both of them.

    Vice President Mike Pence: “The president usurping power and end-running Congress is a profound mistake.”

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1096226782179557377

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Trump is a liar and a cowardly disgrace to America.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEAH5RRNBoA

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    If, as seems likely, there is a constitutional challenge to the declaration,
    it may hinge in part on Trump’s admission in his remarks that “I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this.”

    How do you declare an emergency and then immediately turn around and, say it’s not an emergency, I don’t “need” to do this and
    that it “can be done over a long period of time”. You know, all those emergencies that you can take your time with… !

    Trump’s declaration of a national emergency came hours before he was scheduled to depart the White House
    for his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., for the weekend.
    Its a national emergency I’m leaving my post for a vacation?

    Trump is such a dumbass and his supporters are idiotic traitors to America.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Liar said Mexico was paying.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      When the illegals are stopped on the OTHER SIDE of the border, who do you think is going to pay for their keep?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 15, 2019 at 2:20 pm

        LIAR SAID MEXICO WAS PAYING!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 15, 2019 at 6:25 pm

          They will pay you dumb ass. The trade agreement with Canada and Mexico will bring billions into the U.S. Of course you are not smart enough to see that, IDIOT!

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            Anonymous

            February 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm

            So if you buy a candy bar at Hy vee you’re paying for the managers Lexus? Mexico is not paying shit for the wall morons like you are. Trade agreements with Canada and Mexico and the rest of the world are not funding border walls.

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            Anonymous

            February 16, 2019 at 7:56 am

            Yes they are stupid. They are called TARIFF’s

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            Anonymous

            February 16, 2019 at 10:43 am

            Mexico is not directly paying.

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      mike Reply Report comment

      February 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      What happen to the Mexico check

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 16, 2019 at 9:58 pm

        1 of hundreds of lies, its never gonna happen.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 17, 2019 at 8:19 am

          STFU Mike and go back to pushing drugs to children