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Don't Declare a National Emergency for the Wall

Jan 09, 2019 - Politico

President Donald Trump is playing with the idea of declaring a national emergency to build a border fence despite congressional opposition.

This would make Trump the second president in a row willing to cut Congress out of the legislative process if it doesn't agree to his priorities on immigration, and is a very bad idea.

It would functionally be an end run around Congress' power of the purse; create yet another precedent for "pen and phone" governance, which is not how our system...