Trump declares national emergency on border, taking extra money for wall

ㅤ"President Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border Friday, saying he’ll defy Congress to divert about $6.5 billion in unspent federal funds to build more border walls that lawmakers have refused to authorize.
ㅤ’We’re going to confront the national security crisis at our southern border,’ the President said. ‘We’re talking about an invasion of our country.’
ㅤHe called the declaration ‘a great thing to do.’
ㅤIn a Rose Garden event, the President signed a spending bill to keep the government open, a measure that provides nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers.
ㅤBut after months of bitter debate with Democrats and a 35-day government shutdown over border security, Mr. Trump said the bill doesn’t go far enough to address the crisis of illegal immigration and drug smuggling on the border with Mexico. The deal includes a record $23 billion for border security measures.’"

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/15/19. See "national security, border security."

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