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Can Trump use an emergency declaration to build his wall?

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By JILL COLVIN

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Yes, he can and hopefully he will if Democrats continue to put Americans’ security at risk.

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The Emergency Powers Act of 1976 (passed into law by a democrat controlled Hase and Senate) allows a sitting president to take any measures he deems appropriate. It gives a POTUS a

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Continued. . .

wide range of authority to do what he deems necessary for the safety of all Americans.

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Even if it is legal to do so the Democrats will tie the endeavor up in court with a barrage of lawsuits to the point that it will be impossible to even begin building the wall before the next election.

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Even if it is legal to do so the Democrats will tie the endeavor up in court with a barrage of lawsuits

...which will be necessary to determine whether or not his actions are legal.

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It isn't his wall, Mr. Opinion Contributor. It's our wall and we will have it built.

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I’m skeptical. He’s had to resort to begging, and that rarely works.

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"I’m skeptical."

Your lack of faith is disturbing, Stranger. Tee hee! Be assured if he can't get Congress to fund border security, he will get it done with the military. Yes, it is a crisis that needs to be dealt with now.

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Congratulations Mr. President, glad you interrupted our lives so you could read your tweets out loud on tv.

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President Trump's tweets are his only recourse to bring the message directly to the American people without passing through the skewed, biased filters of the most of the main stream media.

63 million or more Americans, and hundreds of millions around the world appreciate this approach, as opposed to ineffective, spineless of other leaders who worry more about the "globe" and political correctness than their own countries.

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The answer is no. It is un-American. The courts would strike it down immediately. No emergency exists.

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The answer is yes, it is pro-American, the courts can't stop it and the crisis is real. There, fixed it for you.

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I am glad that most of the Congress representatives have their brains in order to not agree with such horrible idea of building walls. Recently Berlin wall was dropped by freedom fighters, there are no records of successful walls, Maginot line, Jericho, Adrian walls, China walls, etc, all had been overcome. A better world demands the construction of bridges, not walls.

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A better world demands the construction of bridges, not walls.

The border security of a nation cannot be taken so frivolously as to dreamfully rhyme with a John Lennon song.

You're of course entitled to your opinion but I doubt if you'd have this perspective if Japan were not an island nation.

Would you build a bridge to China and North Korea so that tens of millions of their most uneducated and impoverished nationals get to immigrate illegally and live off the Japanese welfare and National Health Insurance systems? Or even worse, DEMAND that they be accepted as refugees?

Legal immigrants, yes. But every country has to protect itself from illegal immigration, wouldn't you agree?

I would agree that America needs to fix its immigration system, starting with Jus soli. Look it up.

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The idea that a wall will stop drugs from entering a country is absurd.

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I would agree that America needs to fix its immigration system, starting with Jus soli. Look it up.

This is not the issue. The main problem in the USA is people overstaying their legal status, they are arriving through actual ports of entry.

Japan could very easily have the same problem if more people actually wanted to live in Japan (no offense).

If the current 'leaders' in the USA were serious about curbing illegal residence, they would could do so by severely penalizing companies hiring such people.

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You mean ineffective enforcement of the e-Verify system.

Do you even know what jus soli means that you dismiss this as an issue? Have you ever heard of "birth tourism"?

Putting sanity back into the U.S. immigration system starts with a physical barrier preventing caravans, smugglers, coyotes, drugs, terrorists, economic refugees and whatsoever from crossing the border and entering the country illegally.

The U.S. has spent and is spending billions fortifying other countries' borders, i.e. Korea, Germany, NATO /EU, Israel, even the collective infringement of sovereignty in the South China sea by the so-called nine-dash line.

Surely $5 billion required to protect it's own borders is not an exaggeration.

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