Finally, after much debate and 35-day partial government shutdown, President Trump will be building up the US-Mexico border wall. Citing as constitutional crisis, he declared Friday a national emergency and critics argue the court will decide who owns the power to concrete fence the southern border.
With the declaration of national emergency Trump will get the money he earlier proposed to construct the border wall, even though many claims it to be unnecessary.
Analysts say such national emergency is not an emergency and is most likely illegal. The move will weaken Trump, the Republicans too, and also office of the presidency. Need for the wall is not clearly a national emergency and it is one of the most disgusting displays of presidential abuse of power.
However, it is not turn to oblivion that the move is within Trump’s executive authority and will relocate the $8.1 billion in funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border.
While declaring national emergency the president said, “We fight wars that are 6,000 miles away – wars that we should have never been in in many cases, but don’t control our own border.”
The National Emergencies Act was passed by Congress in 1976 giving the President powers in the event of a national emergency.
Excluding Trump’s move there have been 58 national emergencies declared.
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