President Trump may declare a national emergency to build the border wall

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – President Donald Trump says he may declare a national emergency to get money to build a southern border wall with Mexico.

President Trump is demanding Congress appropriate $5.6 billion for the wall and this is the main issue that pushed the government into an ongoing partial shutdown..

Trump suggested he could tap military funding for wall construction if he used emergency powers.

Trump described the migrant situation on our border as both a humanitarian and national security crisis.

Congress passed a law in the 1970’s, the National Emergencies Act, requiring the President to notify Congress when an emergency is declared and to list the powers that are being invoked.

Congress can reject the President’s emergency declaration with a vote in both the house and senate.

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