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Trump makes border 'emergency' official

Bangkok Post Saturday, 16 February 2019
WASHINGTON: Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, US President Donald Trump has formally declared a national emergency at the border with Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges.
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News video: What happens if Trump declares an emergency to build his wall?

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has hinted that he might declare a state of emergency to bypass Congress and get funding for his wall, just days before the February 15 deadline. The Atlantic reports that under the National Emergencies Act of 1976, President Trump can declare a national...

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