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    Trump Immigration Tag

    Mark Morgan, President Barack Obama's Border Patrol chief, has come out again to speak about the the southern border. He said this morning the border crisis "is absolutely a national emergency." From Fox Business:
    “It’s absolutely a national emergency,” he said during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria, Opens a New Window. ” referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements' (ICE) release of hundreds of migrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border because of overcrowding at detention facilities.

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) became the fourth Republican senator to voice his support on a resolution to block President Donald Trump's border wall emergency declaration. Paul wrote at that he "cannot support the use of emergency powers to get more funding." At a GOP event, Paul told the audience that he cannot "vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress."

    The hysteria over Donald Trump's National Emergency Proclamation with regard to the Mexican border is peak stupid even by the standards of the times, in which almost everything Trump does is portrayed with cataclysmic predictions. This time around, it's not just the usual Democrat and media suspects, but also some Republican Senators who worry that Trump is setting a precedent for a future Democrat president to use the National Emergencies Act to spend money for climate change or other perceived liberal emergencies.

    Opponents of President Trump's declaration of a national emergency are practically orgasmic over his statement during his press conference that "I didn't need to do this . . . . " That statement supposedly will be devastating in court as an admission that there is no actual emergency. But as with so many things #NeverTrump, the words are plucked out of a longer sentence and statement in which Trump makes the case for the declaration being necessary because a wall/fencing cannot wait given the crisis. The full statement, which I quote below, will be the one in front of a court, and an appeals court, and ultimately the Supreme Court.

    The "compromise" omnibus spending bill negotiated in Congress is a POS. As usual, Republicans in Congress got their asses handed to them in negotiations. It not only doesn't give Trump even the 55 miles of border fencing reported, it has numerous poison pill provisions in it undermining existing immigration lawsw. Read these threads for details.
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