Adding insult to injury, the Democrats' largesse with the inclusion of 1.2 Billion Dollars for "border security" in the bill (with many restrictions on its use) is picayune ( and insulting) considering President Obama, who often did what he wanted without consulting Congress, was able to find $1,300,000,000.00 in cash laying around somewhere, and sent it off in the middle of the night to Iran.
The Fox News anchor compared the border situation in 2000 when "1.6 million people were stopped crossing the border illegally" to previous year, when "less than a quarter that many were caught". -Mexican border to thwart illegal immigration even though he said he didn't need to do it. "I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do it much faster".
Once a challenge is filed in court, Ackerman said, "the Supreme Court is going to decide in six months to a year".
Even as he claimed the emergency declaration was necessary to thwart what he claimed are drugs and criminals pouring into the US across the southern border, he simultaneously admitted, "I didn't need to do this".
"He's going to protect his national emergency declaration, guaranteed", he said.
'Eighty to 90 per cent of those drugs don't come across in unfenced areas.They come from ports of entry, ' host Chris Wallace said.
They, and all Republicans hoping to politically survive what they have created, must take demonstrable legislative action to first rebuke Trump's dictatorial scheme, then they must vote to reverse it, and then likely to sustain it.
Republican Justin Amash of MI said Congress made a conscious choice not to give Mr Trump what he wanted.
ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said Mr Trump's remarks are an admission that there is no national emergency. National emergencies have been declared 59 times since 1976 when the law was passed, the National Emergencies Act.
Declaration of national emergency by Donald Trump along with the other executive actions gives hopes of creating $8 billion. The ban's opponents argued that Mr Trump's comments as a candidate and as president showed the ban was motivated by anti-Muslim bias, not concern about national security.
Ultimately, the legal battle will probably end at the conservative-leaning Supreme Court to which Mr Trump has appointed two justices since he took office.
During a state of emergency, statutory power 10 U.S.C. 2808 (a) says that the secretary of Defense may undertake military construction projects that are necessary to support such use of the armed forces.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have already filed lawsuits over the national emergency declaration.
"I don't think we needed a national emergency declaration", he said on "Face the Nation." You don't know what you don't know and you don't catch what you don't catch'. Asked if he would approve of wall construction funds being drawn from military budgets such as that for a school on a base in Kentucky, he said: "I would say it's better for the middle-school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border".