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Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object

3 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump's emergency declaration

3 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
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President Trump Said Most Drugs Don't Come Through Ports of Entry. His Own Government Disagrees

3 monthes ago   |   By Time

As President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency Friday, he called assertions that most drugs that cross the U.S.-Mexico border come in through legal points of entry and that a wall wouldn't stop the flow of illegal drugs “all a lie.” However, statistics from Trump's own government contradict Trump's claim.
“We have tremendous amounts of drugs flowing into our country,” Trump said. “Much of it coming from the southern border, when you look and when you listen to politicians, particularly certain Democrats, they say ‘It all comes through the ports of entry.' Wrong, it's wrong. It's...
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Trump admits he 'didn't need to' declare national emergency but wants to get the border wall 'done faster'

Trump admits he 'didn't need to' declare national emergency but wants to get the border wall 'done faster'

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to obtain funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
During his announcement, Trump said, "I didn't need to do this. I just want to get it done faster, that's all."
The border wall was one of Trump's biggest promises during his 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump is likely to face legal challenges to his emergency declaration, which Democrats say is an abuse of executive power.
The president's statement that he "didn't need to" declare the emergency could come up during any legal battles that might follow his big...
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President Donald Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

3 monthes ago   |   By ABC

Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Trump Admits He 'Didn't Need To' Declare National Emergency

Trump Admits He 'Didn't Need To' Declare National Emergency

3 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The president's declaration of a national emergency over his border wall will likely end up in court.
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President Donald Trump declaring emergency to build border wall

3 monthes ago   |   By ABC

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Donald Trump Admits 'I Didn't Need to' Declare a National Emergency, Says He'd Just 'Rather Do It Much Faster'

3 monthes ago   |   By Newsweek

President Donald Trump undercut his own argument for a national emergency as he made his case for a wall along the southern border.
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New York state eyes legal challenge to Trump's emergency declaration

3 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

New York's state attorney general on Friday threatened legal action against U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions in funds to build a wall along the country's border with Mexico.
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National emergency dashes hopes for 5 ecologically sensitive sites spared by the spending bill

National emergency dashes hopes for 5 ecologically sensitive sites spared by the spending bill

3 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

A spending bill allotting money to President Donald Trump's border wall efforts shields five major ecologically or economically sensitive landmarks along the Rio Grande in Texas from any construction, including the National Butterfly Center and a beloved state park. But residents worry that a national emergency would make no such accommodations, once more imperiling vulnerable ecosystems on the border.
“We are very concerned about the state of emergency declaration,” said Marianna Treviño-Wright, the executive director of the National Butterfly Center. The center, located near the border...
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Trump announces national emergency to obtain billions for border wall

3 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

The White House said Trump intends to redirect money from the military and the Treasury to fund his wall - a plan likely to meet with swift legal challenge.
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Trump Says He'll Declare National Emergency to Free Up Border Wall Money

3 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

President Donald Trump said Friday he'll declare a national emergency on the U.S. southern border in a bid to unlock money to build his proposed wall.
Combined with spending legislation Trump also intends to sign Friday or Saturday, the move will free up about $8 billion for the wall, Trump's top campaign promise, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters in a conference call. He criticized Congress for not providing more than $1.375 billion in the spending bill passed on Thursday, enough for about 55 miles of physical barriers.
"They're simply incapable" of providing necessary...
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