On Friday morning, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in an attempt to secure funding for a border wall after Congress came up short. He intends to use the ploy to get an extra $6.5 billion through the emergency on top of the money Congress just approved in a funding bill.
Trump maintains that there is a crisis at the border: We have an invasion of drugs, an invasion of gangs, and its unacceptable.
But there is no emergency at the border. Illegal crossings of the U.S.-Mexico border, measured by apprehensions by Customs and Border Patrol, in recent years are at their lowest in decades.
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