“On February 15, 2019, President Donald J. Trump issued a “Presidential
Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States,” (hereafter referred to as “emergency proclamation”) pursuant to the purported authority of the National Emergencies Act (“NEA”), 50 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq. Under the emergency proclamation, the President directed the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland
Security to undertake specific acts in furtherance of border wall construction. The President further directed the reallocation of up to $601 million from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund, $3.6 billion in unspent funds appropriated for military construction projects, as well as up to $2.5 billion in unspent funds appropriated for support for counter drug activity support, towards border wall construction”
President Donald Trump also signed a Border Security bill to avert another government shutdown.
With all the fake news it can be hard to find the truth. This is what the MSM and others are not telling you. The following is the truth. This is how Trump came out on top, again.
Lets start off by talking about funding Trumps wall. 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.
There are additional funds available. Those would be the following:
10 U.S.C. § 284, counter drug support activities 2.5 billion
10 U.S.C. § 2808, military construction 3.6 billion
31 U.S.C. § 9705 Treasury Forfeiture Fund 601 million
These funding sources will be used sequentially and as needed
If you look at 10 U.S.C. § 284 and 10 U.S.C. § 2808 and add the two together you get 6.1 billion. 1.1 billion more then his first request of 5 billion. Remember when Trump made his first request for funding the wall he asked for 5 billion and got rejected.. This is 6.1 billion he can spend on the wall and he does not need approval from congress. This is the money he is using to build the wall. There is nothing congress or the senate can do to stop this. So while congress and others are fighting Trump’s National emergency, the wall is being built. Keep in mind that there is 120 miles of the wall progress already. The wall cannot be stopped. Important to note that the 601 million 9705 Treasury Forfeiture Fund And the 1.375 billion from the bill he just signed will still be untouched and available.
Lets take a look at the bill he signed.
The bill provides $1.375 billion for approximately 55 miles of border barrier in highly dangerous and drug smuggling areas in the Rio Grande Valley, where it is desperately needed.
More than 40 percent of all border apprehensions occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector in fiscal year (FY) 2018.
The Rio Grande Valley was the border sector with the most known deaths of illegal border crossers in FY 2018.
$415 million will go toward addressing the humanitarian crisis at the border by providing medical care, transportation, processing centers, and consumables.
Don’t be fooled by the media and everyone talking about how by signing the bill he “shot himself in the foot”. All those extra “land mines” that could restrict his authority are void because they interfere with executive functions under the Constitution. President Trump successfully rejected efforts by some to undercut Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ability to uphold our laws and detain illegal aliens, including criminals.
ICE funding supports nearly 5,000 additional beds to detain illegal aliens and keep criminals off our streets.
Customs and Border Protection will receive funding for 600 additional officers.
This bill will help keep deadly drugs out of our communities by increasing drug detection at ports of entry, including opioid detection staffing, labs, and equipment
What is perhaps the best part Trumps emergency is that he used Obama’s 2011 executive order-President Barack Obama issued an executive order “blocking property of transnational criminal organizations organizations.” Obama cited his authority as granted through the Constitution to invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, and the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1601
We must remember that 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.
The President is using his clear authority to declare a national emergency as allowed under the National Emergencies Act. 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.
- 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.
- Human traffickers exploit our borders to traffic young girls and women into our country and sell them into prostitution and slavery.
- 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.
- Cartels, traffickers, and gangs, like the vile MS-13 gang, have taken advantage of our weak borders for their own gain.
- 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.
“I will never waver from my sacred duty to defend this Nation and its people. We will get the job done.”
That about wraps it up. It’s a big win for the people of the USA and Trump. A big loss for the Socialist/commie democrats and deep state.
“I should remind you that I am an “opinion journalist”. I spend days gathering data from many sources. Then I share my final results. I make it a priority to provide the most honest and accurate data available. The truth no matter how much it may hurt. Still, with that being said. I encourage you to fact check my findings. Please, always take the time to do your own research. There have been times when I got the story wrong. I don’t remember when or what it was about, but I’m sure it has happened”
EDIT, I stated that to use 10 U.S.C. § 2808, military construction 3.6 billion did not require approval from congress. That is incorrect. It was
31 U.S.C. § 9705 Treasury Forfeiture Fund 601 million that did not require approval from congress. Also to add actual available funds for military construction, 10 U.S.C. § 2808 is around 21 billion. That’s about $11 billion is available in unobligated funds and around $10 billion is available in this year’s budget, and another roughly $11 billion is available in unobligated funds from the past five years’ military construction budget. The plan is to stay with the 3.6 billion. There I go, fact checking myself. D.P.