Trump: No Intent to Declare Border Security Emergency ‘Right Now’

Posted on January 11, 2019 1:36 pm

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President Donald Trump on Friday called the situation at the U.S. southern border “an invasion,” but he indicated that he would not be declaring a national emergency that could give him the legal authority to begin building his long-promised wall. Trump, according to the Associated Press, said he was not looking to declare an emergency to build a wall “right now,” contending that “this is something Congress can do.” Democrats have refused to vote on a budget that would include the president’s request for more than $5 billion to begin construction of a permanent barrier along the Mexican border. Trump has refused