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Senate Votes Again To Block Trump’s National Emergency Order

(Washington, DC-AP) – The Senate is again trying to block President Trump taking military construction money to use to build a border wall.

Eleven Republicans voted with Democrats to override a national emergency declaration Trump made to seize the funds. That is not enough to overcome a presidential veto. Congress has up to six months to block the declaration that was declared in March.

New Mexico Mayor Issues Cease-And-Desist To Group Building Border Wall

(Sunland Park, NM-AP) — A private group building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is being issued a cease-and-desist order by the mayor of a New Mexico town. The Texas Tribune says the order was issued yesterday by the mayor of Sunland Park, just north of El Paso, after it was determined that the group did not have the proper permits for construction.

A half-mile border wall was constructed over the Memorial Day weekend on private property owned by a brick company in Sunland Park. The construction was paid for by a private group called We Build The Wall, which has raised 22-million-dollars to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

Trump Gets Sharp Rebuke From GOP-Led Senate Over Border Declaration

(Washington, DC-AP) — Congress is rejecting President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. A dozen Republicans joined Democrats in passing a Senate resolution of disapproval today. The vote was 59-41.

The measure recently cleared the House and now goes to Trump’s desk. He has promised to veto the measure and it’s unlikely that enough votes exist for a veto override. Trump aims to divert Defense Department funds to help build a massive border wall.

House Votes To Block Trump’s Border Declaration

(Washington, DC-AP) — The Democratic-led House is moving to block President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. A resolution of disapproval easily passed the House in a 245-182 vote yesterday but it faces an uncertain fate in the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats called it an unconstitutional power grab and an attempted end run around Congress. Republicans argued that there is a legitimate emergency at the U.S.-Mexican border. Under the executive action, Trump could divert Defense Department funds to build a massive border wall.

The President’s emergency declaration is also being challenged by sixteen states in federal court.

As Donald Trump Says, “I Didn’t Need To Do This”, He Declares A National Emergency For Border Wall

(Washington, DC)” I didn’t need to do this,” Donald Trump said as he stood before the press on the White House Lawn declaring a national emergency for a border wall.  And that was probably the only truth he mistakenly told.

Trump is right.  Whereas one wants to make sure the borders are secure, there really is no need to spend close to 10 billion dollars on a border wall and definitely right now.  When looking at that stats, ports of entry have been proven to be the high risk area for the transportation of drugs and other criminal activities.  Personal cars are your problems not people walking across a border.

This video from 2010 explores exactly what goes on at the ports.

So, as Trump tried to once again invoke terrible fear into America by painting a picture of women being trafficked into the United States with their mouths taped up.  And drugs being moved across the border at an increasing rate along with gangs making their way across the border.  It just simply isn’t true.  Not true in the dire picture that trump tries to paint.

Trump said, “I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this. But I’d rather do it much faster,” he said. “And I don’t have to do it for the election. I’ve already done a lot of wall for the election. 2020. And the only reason we’re up here talking about this is because of the election—because they want to try to win an election, which it looks like they’re not going to be able to do.”

That is probably the only truth Trump told while speaking to the press.  As a matter of fact the Washington Post explored Trump’s danger claims along the south border last year and found that there was no real threat to Americans.

Read the Washington Post Article Here

Also, recently during his state of the union address Trump said, “The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and [was] considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities.”  – FALSE

El Paso was never considered one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. And it’s actually had low violent crime rates for decades. Looking at the last 30 years, the rate of violent crime reached its peak in 1993, when more than 6,500 violent crimes were recorded. Between 1993 and 2006, the number of violent crimes fell by more than 34 percent and less than 2,700 violent crimes were reported.

Construction for a 57 mile border wall there didn’t start until 2008 and finished in 2009.  There was a 17% increase in from 2006 and 2011.  But the rate was still one of the lowest in 2010.

Above all, truthfully, at the CATO Institute points out stats show that the crime rate is lowest at the southern border than it is in the rest of the country.  So to declare a national emergency for something that has become an election plot is truly a scam and very irresponsible.

Meanwhile, there’s another active shooter in Aurora Illinois.  Gun control is something Trump doesn’t seem to be interested in at all.  Before we spend billions on a border wall, we need to clean up our own inside terrorism. It’s just more chaos for America at the hands of Trump.

 

As The Government Is Set To Run Out Of Money In A Week, Paul Ryan Says They Still Want To Build Border Wall

(Washington, DC-AP) — Outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan says the Republican-led House is ready to authorize several billion dollars for a massive border wall. Talking with reporters yesterday, Ryan said the question is whether the Senate will follow suit.

He argued that border security should not be a Republican or Democratic issue. The government runs out of money on December 7th and President Trump is demanding five-billion dollars for a border wall in any funding bill.

In the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed that Mexico would pay for the border wall. Speaker Ryan is retiring at year’s end and Democrats will control the House starting in January.

Trump Threatens Veto Of Spending Bill

(Washington, DC) – President Trump is threatening to veto the omnibus spending bill. In a tweet this morning, Trump said he is considering the veto because “DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats,” and because the “BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.”

Trump’s tweet comes just after the Senate passed the one-point-trillion dollar spending bill late last night. The measure funds the government through September and averts what would have been the third government shutdown of the year.

The bill includes an 80-billion-dollar increase in defense spending.

Trump Wants $18 Billion For Border Wall

(Washington, DC) — The Trump administration is asking for 18-billion dollars to begin building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The request first reported by the “Wall Street Journal” is part of the administration’s 33-billion-dollar plan to secure the border. The money would pay for just the initial phase of Trump’s long-promised wall. It would fund 316 miles of new fencing and reinforce more than 400 miles of already existing barriers. The request comes during budget negotiations that include the risk of a government shutdown if a deal isn’t reached by January 20th.

Democrats want to link any budget deal to immigration and are seeking long term protections for so-called “Dreamers.” The “Dreamers” are young immigrants who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children and now face deportation when the DACA program expires. Trump has connected any deal on DACA with the funding of the border wall.