by Countable | Updated on 2.19.19
UPDATE - February 19, 2019:
“Contrary to the will of Congress, the president has used the pretext of a manufactured ‘crisis’ of unlawful immigration to declare a national emergency and redirect federal dollars appropriated for drug interdiction, military construction and law enforcement initiatives toward building a wall on the United States-Mexico border,” the lawsuit says.
Countable's original story appears below
She added: “I can't imagine that the Supreme Court would not support the declaration of an emergency given Congress' repeated failure to act, and the president’s repeated attempts to make the Democrats act.”
Did Trump make an “unequivocally and undoubtedly needed” decision? Or is the emergency declaration a violation of the constitution? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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This is a fabricated emergency. Not all presidents get what they want. It’s checks and balances.
The wall is a waste of money and the “National Emergency” finding being taken from the military construction budget pulls funding from the planned improvements for the Wright Patterson Air Force base which affects the economy of Dayton Ohio. Senator Portman, don’t Sacrifice the Miami Valley for Trumps folly. If you do we will remember where your priorities are during the next election!
This is why America voted for Trump.
Why isn't Texas apart of this lawsuit? I hate to hear that we the people have come to this. It is a disgrace and ashame that we have sue the POTUS over his ridiculous tantrum he is having because he can't get his way. Childish..I am embarrassed that our President is a child in an adult body. What example and precedent are you setting...a very, very bad and poor example.
Trump is setting a dangerous precedent .. he must be reigned in
The fake-news president has once again created a fake news story and any representative that doesn't fight back against his power-grab away from congress is now fully responsible for the disaster. Please stop the fake-emergency of wall funding. Stop backing up this idiot. Do your job!
Build the wall
I only say Maybe because if a President can dictate a national emergency so easily, than it should be restricted to an actual national emergency. I do not believe the southern border problem is an emergency, more so a crisis. This can be solved through Congress on actual immigration reform and better security, not by building walls. However, I believe that if we set a precedent to sue the Presidency, than no President can make a move without the other party saying, “no that does not fit our ideology, we are suing you.” That is a dangerous slope and I wish for both sides to rethink this cliff edge, and California needs to be put in their place if you ask me.
Impeach this maniac president now, please.
The system of checks and balances has to be upheld
There is not a National Emergency that warrants building a wall. The Wall is such a stupid idea. If we are serious about immigration, just put some teeth in anyone that hires illegal aliens. If jobs dry up, so does illegal immigration.
Support our President!
He’s the only emergency in America right now. He should grow up and pretend he’s an adult who doesn’t always get his way.
Democratics are corrupting and distorting our state and country
Donald Trump is not a President, he is a blooming idiot. He deserves no respect. He can’t even declare an emergency without saying it really isn’t an emergency. This is not and should not be an emergency. He has provided not hard evidence for his idiotic and racist claims about Mexico.
Trumps constitutional abuse on A Wall needs to be stopped. I expect you to join California in a lawsuit.
I support any action that will stop Trump's madness since Republicans seem content to let him run amok.
No! This lawsuit is ridiculous, and supports child sex trafficking, drug trafficking, human trafficking, gun running. Do you support trafficking or do you support our President?
Build the wall
I live in a border state. Unless you have lived here you cannot pretend to know whether this is or is not an emergency. Let all members of Congress come and spend 30 days living in a border town sans security and see how they feel.
Americans want this wall built, ad I truly believe this is a national emergency. Especially given the fact that Congress cant enact reasonable immigration laws that protect US Citizens. Its time to get something done. We need to stop the bleeding so we can focus on other areas of interest in this Country.