Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

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Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said President Donald Trump will sign Congress’ border security compromise, which is really a bi-partisan collusion for open borders.

The product of nearly three weeks of talks, the agreement provides almost $1.4 billion for new barriers along the boundary, which is less than the $1.6 billion for border security in a bipartisan Senate bill that Trump had spurned months ago. The $1.4 billion is enough for building just 55 miles of barricades, not the 200-plus miles President Trump seeks.

The agreement also contains other hamstrings on border security, including:

  • The word “wall” does not appear once in the 1,768 pages of the budget agreement. Instead of “wall” are the words “barriers” and “fencing”.
  • Less funding for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), in order to pressure ICE to detain fewer illegal “immigrants”.
  • “Humanitarian aid” for detained illegals.

Mere minutes ago, the AP reports:

The White House confirms that President Donald Trump will sign a bill averting a potential partial government shutdown at the end of the week.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will also take “other executive action — including a national emergency” as he seeks to keep his border wall pledge. The bipartisan congressional legislation expected to pass Thursday includes only a fraction of the billions of dollars Trump is seeking to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border….

McConnell also said Trump would quickly declare a national emergency. The president has said that move would give him power to divert money from other budget projects into wall building.

McConnell also said he would support Trump’s emergency declaration. That was a turnabout for the Kentucky Republican, who like Democrats and many Republicans has until now opposed such a declaration.

An emergency declaration to shift funding from other federal priorities to the border is expected to face swift legal challenge.

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From what I have read, this bill prohibits building of any wall, fence or barrier, except in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, which looks to be the east Texas border facing the Gulf of Mexico. In this bill, barriers are specifically prohibited in other regions, no matter where the money comes from. Can a national emergency overcome these congressional restrictions?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

He should NOT sign anything. He should just go do it. He doesn’t need their permission. By signing this bill he is turning his back on all of his ALIPAC supporters by compromising on “amnesty” for illegals and a host of other crap. Let them pass their bills and veto them. They are falling all over themselves to challenge him. They are seditious traitors. They need to arrest them. He will not get cooperation by playing fairly with them. Today they are saying that the former FBI deputy director admits to a plot to remove him from office. I don’t… Read more »

kjf
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kjf

PDJT is just like the rest, a swamp dweller, rat, sellout.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I am mightily grieved that Schumer, who is a Jew, and a citizen of Israel, would vote for the US taxpayers to furnish 35 billion to Israel to build border walls . . . all the while turning his back on us the American people. This treasonous clown needs to leave this country to go live in Israel. We have several other’s in our Congress who hold dual citizenship. That is so bogus . . . it blows my mind.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Whether he declares an emergency or uses one of the MULTITUDE of them that are still in place, he has the absolute right to do so. All he has to do is order the military to do it. While there has been incidences of them objecting, he owns that because he didn’t do anything about it. It is NOT a democracy, and when the Commander-In-Chief orders the military to do something, they should do it without comment. If he does this correctly he can arrest a lot of seditious bastards while he’s at it. I wouldn’t hesitate a nanosecond. They… Read more »

John J. Molloy
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John J. Molloy

Where the hell was that mutt Schumer when I was fighting in Vietnam?
I guess his lottery # never came up. Besides, his dual citizenship may have precluded his service.
The fact that I would have had to fight for freedom and he is doing his utmost to make Americans lose it is quite vexing.

Steven Broiles
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I have begun to wonder about President Trump. He hit the ground running with his opening months and all seemed to be going relatively well despite the Obama hangover of judges and entrenched bureaucrats, but this shutdown and this consequential compromise may be the beginning of his Administration’s unraveling. I think many if not all of us here at FOTM understand there is a war going on for control of America, and if the Democrats win, IT’S ALL OVER. But look at what Mr. Trump cannot do: He cannot fire Nancy Pelosi or Charles Schumer. He cannot fire Obama bureaucrats.… Read more »

Zigggy
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Zigggy

I believe in DJT. I think he is moves ahead of most everyone.
I hope he proves me right.
He is up against more resistance than anyone can imagine, and is doing the best he can.
At least I hope so!

Dan
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Dan

I put the news on at dinnertime now and then. It’s the same Russiagate & border wall headline scripts from the last time and the time before that. This propaganda hoax should be as obvious as if the NFL replayed the same two games all season long. Laugh-out-loud videos expose the almost perfectly synchronous use of identical words and even facial expressions by dozens of talking heads even on supposedly opposing networks. As Spengler pointed out a full century ago, the press (=msm) serves nothing, not ever, nor at any time, but the interests of the Jews who control it—and… Read more »

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

From an environmental position, building the wall is the most PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL issue the President can do.

Alma
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Alma

M A G A. POTUS may have made a mistake, time will tell, I will not abandoned him, too much at stake so, he is surrounded by brains at work that won’t lets his policies fail.

Alma
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Alma

Have you seen Shumer utter a word against the new elected muslimes? He always avoids looking up while smiling with a smirk.