NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED. President Donald Trump said Friday he is signing a national emergency to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall.
Washington- President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is going to be signing a legal document that would put the nation in a national emergency state. In other words, the signing of that document would free up billions in order to fund the construction of the border wall.
"I'm going to be signing a national emergency," Trump said. "We are talking about an invasion of our country, with drugs and human trafficking."
"We don't control our own border.” Trump said. "We're going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border and we're going to do it -- one way or the other we have to do it."
Trump is aiming to redirect 6 billion dollars in federal funds to aid the construction of the border wall. Trump's move to sign the bill and take executive action concludes three weeks of negotiations between lawmakers over a budget deal. Trump had privately expressed frustration about the negotiations, which amounted to less border wall funding than he had requested. The agreement included $1.375 billion for about 55 miles of new physical barriers -- based on pre-Trump-era designs -- in the Rio Grande Valley sector.
Democrats and Republicans have already expressed grave concern about the Presidents move to bypass congress via the new bill to get the wall funded by federal funds.