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President Trump insists illegal immigration is 'a national emergency,' says he could make official declaration in 'next few days'


Added 01-10-19 10:13:03pm EST - “President Trump still hasn't declared a national emergency to get funding for his border wall, but he said it could be any day now.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “President Trump insists illegal immigration is 'a national emergency,' says he could make official declaration in 'next few days' - NY Daily News”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump still hasn’t declared a national emergency to get funding for his border wall, but he said it could be any day now.

During an interview with Sean Hannity from the U.S.-Mexico border, the President insisted that he has “the absolute right to declare a national emergency” in order to circumvent the budget and finance his $5.7 billion wall.

Trump, who promised throughout his campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, has now demanded that the funds come from the budget. Democrats, however, have refused, leading to a 20-day ongoing government shutdown.

While the President hasn’t made a decision yet, he said he could declare a national emergency within “the next few days.”

Doing so would automatically expand his executive power and give him several options to automatically authorize funding for the wall.

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