Trump's 'National Emergency' is Bogus, 'Humanitarian Crisis' is Real

Trump's 'National Emergency' is Bogus, 'Humanitarian Crisis' is Real

Senator Schumer said Mr Trump "just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration".

Addressing the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Mr Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial Government shutdown. Previewing his remarks, expected to last eight minutes, Vice-President Mike Pence told TV interviewers that Trump would outline "a genuine humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border".

"Some have suggested a barrier is immoral", Mr. Trump said.

He concluded: "The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall".

In his speech, the President described several murders committed by immigrants, lamented the quantities of heroin arriving from Mexico and claimed that "all Americans are hurt" by migrants coming to work in the U.S.

As well, a study in 2017 by Robert Adelman, a sociology professor at University of Buffalo, analyzed 40 years of crime data in 200 metropolitan areas and found that immigrants helped lower crime.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says "only a small percentage" of heroin seized by USA authorities comes across on territory between ports of entry. For weeks he has dug in on a signature campaign promise to his base voters, the pledge to build an impregnable "beautiful" wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

Democrats have rejected the idea as an illegal overreach of presidential authority but Republican lawmakers - who repeatedly challenged former president Barack Obama's attempts to exert executive authority - have been relatively quiet.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has stated that House Democrats are planning to pass a number of individual appropriation bills in the upcoming week to enable the opening of certain government agencies, such as the IRS and the Treasury Department, without resolving Trump's core demand that led to the shutdown.

The government has been partly shuttered since December 22, when Mr. Trump announced he would not sign a funding bill that did not contain wall funding.

What did Trump have to say about the wall? But the party now uniformly opposes the wall.

Mr Trump's allies believe there is a good chance the Republican-appointed majority on the Supreme Court would line up behind the GOP President - and if not, political blame can simply directed towards the justices who rule against him. Almost half the GOP Senate caucus is up for re-election next year, putting added pressure on them to get the shutdown over with.

Democrats passed legislation the day they took control of the House that offered $1.3 billion for border security, including physical barriers and technology along the US southern border.

THE FACTS: Mexico is not paying for the wall despite what Trump promised during the 2016 campaign, and nothing in the trade agreement would cover or refund the construction cost.

Such a dramatic escalation of the standoff might allow him to access military spending to fund his barrier, which remains un-built two years into his presidency. Ninety per cent of which floods across from our southern border.

The ripple effects are endless: Amidst all the talk about protecting USA borders, a large number of TSA agents are calling in sick due to working without pay, increasing safety risks in airports nationwide.

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