White House preparing emergency declaration to nab $7B for border barrier

(Worthy News) - President Trump's staff is preparing an executive order-like mandate that would declare a national emergency at the southern border and make available $7 billion of federal money to enhance security at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report published Thursday evening.

Internal documents indicate the White House is working on a proclamation that would give Trump the money to move on his border wall after a monthlong standoff with Congress failed to give him the $5.7 billion he initially requested for the project, according to CNN.

Trump would cite his authority under the National Emergencies Act to declare a state of emergency and order the Pentagon to immediately begin working on plans to build additional barriers on the international borders of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The Army Corps of Engineers would oversee the project. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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