President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the Southern border today, to view the ongoing humanitarian crisis that exists. While democrats continue to obstruct the government and refuse to appropriate the necessary funds required to protect the border, Trump may be planning to declare a national emergency.
The president’s travel plans include visiting McAllen, Texas, a border city of about 143,000, on the Rio Grande River.
Although there is precedence for declaring an emergency, which would allow him to use money earmarked for the military and already approved by Congress to begin construction of portions of the border wall, many people speculate that a lawsuit would be filed immediately.
Yesterday, Trump walked out of a meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, saying it was a “total waste of time,” since Pelosi, like the aging lunatic she appears to be, refused to budge and would not negotiate.
Not many details about the trip have been released, but a local newspaper has reported that advanced teams of Secret Service agents have locked down the Anzalduas Park in Mission, Texas that “sits along the Rio Grande in the shadow of the Anzalduas International Bridge and is frequently patrolled by Border Patrol agents attempting to intercept those crossing into the country illegally.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the visit on Monday, saying the president would “meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis.”
Obama’s border patrol chief has urged the president to stay the course and not give in to democrat obstruction.
The National Emergencies Act grants presidents broad authority to make emergency declarations, and a number of federal laws give him authority to repurpose existing funding for wall construction.
One statute, 33 U.S. Code § 2293 – “Reprogramming during national emergencies,” allows POTUS to “apply the resources of the Department of the Army’s civil works program, including funds, personnel, and equipment, to construct or assist in the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of authorized civil works, military construction, and civil defense projects that are essential to the national defense.”
Additionally, 10 U.S. Code § 2808 states, “Construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency,” grants the secretary of defense, during a presidentially declared emergency, to use “funds that have been appropriated for military construction” for the purpose of undertaking “military construction projects.”
Many people are praying that the president remains strong, in order to stop the dangerous problems an unprotected border create.