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OpinionNo to an Emergency

02:40  11 january  2019
02:40  11 january  2019 Source:   nationalreview.com

Graham: Time for Trump to declare national emergency for border wall

Graham: Time for Trump to declare national emergency for border wall Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said President Trump should declare a national emergency so he could build the U.S.-Mexico border wall after last-ditch negotiations in the Senate fell apart. "It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier. I hope it works," Graham said in a statement. Graham's decision to throw his support behind the president declaring migration at the southern border a national emergency follows remarks earlier this week when he told reporters that it should be the "last resort" and is not the "preferred route.

Trump says he might declare an emergency at the border to unlock military funds to build a fence. The problem isn’t declaring an emergency . There is ample authority to do that and we live under a couple of dozen little-noticed declarations of emergency that have accumulated over the decades.

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No to an Emergency© Leah Millis/REUTERS President Donald Trump speaks near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, January 10, 2019.

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President Trump says he is considering declaring an emergency at the border to unlock military funds to build a fence (a.k.a. wall).

It’s not clear how serious he is, although anonymous White House aides have been quoted saying they believe this will be his ultimate way out of the shutdown fight.

Trump admin lawyers working out details of using national emergency to build wall

Trump admin lawyers working out details of using national emergency to build wall Administration lawyers are meeting to discuss whether Trump can declare a national emergency to build a border wall with Defense Department resources.

Zika is still spreading, but the World Health Organization (WHO) no longer views it as a public health emergency . The disease was originally considered an emergency last February in order to establish the link between Zika and microcephaly after 2,300 babies in Brazil were confirmed to have been born

An emergency is developing nearby. You need to take action now to protect yourself and others. Can also be used as a notification that activity in the area has subsided and is no longer a danger to you.

It’s a terrible idea. Even if it’s legal — which is unclear, at best — it would represent another unwelcome step in America’s long march toward unilateral government by the executive.

The problem isn’t declaring an emergency. There is ample authority to do that and we live under a couple of dozen little-noticed declarations of emergency that have accumulated over the decades. The issue is redirecting military funds to the border fence. That would require a strained interpretation that treats the border fence as a military matter, among other legal gymnastics.

Even if there are troops at the border currently, no one has seriously thought of it in military terms since the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. The border is beset not by an invading army but largely by Central American migrants who surrender to authorities at the first opportunity because they know we will usually allow them to stay in the country under our perverse immigration rules.

Trump has not made decision on declaring emergency over border wall -Pence

Trump has not made decision on declaring emergency over border wall -Pence USA-SHUTDOWN/PENCE (URGENT):Trump has not made decision on declaring emergency over border wall -Pence

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The proximate cause of the attempt to redirect funds under emergency powers wouldn’t be radically new circumstances at the border. There has been a simmering crisis there for a long time. It would be a failure to get Congress to appropriate the funds the president wants during a political fight and negotiations.

Legalities aside, this would be a very bad practice. It’s an offense against the spirit of our system for a president to fail to get he wants from Congress — in a dispute involving a core congressional power, spending — and then turn around and exploit a tenuous reading of the law to try to get it anyway.

We know this seems increasingly quaint, especially after President Obama’s pen-and-phone governance in his second term, but we believe presidents have an obligation to honor the role of the respective branches of government, even when it’s not in their political interest, even when there seems to be a clever workaround.

An attempt to spend unilaterally on the fence would almost certainly get tied up in the courts immediately. In the most favorable scenario for the administration, it eventually prevails in a Supreme Court loath to second-guess even dubious military-related determinations by the commander-in-chief. In the meantime, the administration will have built nothing new on the border and created another precedent for unilateral government sure to be exploited the next time a Democrat occupies the White House.

Why Declaring a ‘National Emergency’ May Be Trump’s Best Bet.
As of Tuesday afternoon, President Trump was reportedly still undecided about whether to follow through on his threat to declare a national emergency on the southern border, opening up the possibility of using unobligated military funds to build a border barrier. The president was reportedly unlikely to make such a declaration as part of his address to the nation. But Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that, while the administration would prefer to resolve the shutdown through talks with Congress, the White House was still considering the possibility of an emergency declaration.

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