Trump will declare «national emergency» to fund border wall with Mexico

    Trump will declare «national emergency» to fund border wall with Mexico

    "Once again, the president is keeping his promise to build the wall, protect the border and ensure the safety of our great country," said the White House spokeswoman.

    US President Donald Trump will declare the "national emergency" to complete the financing of the wall he wants to erect at the border with Mexico to fight illegal immigration, announced Thursday the Senate Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell. A rare procedure, allowing the president of the United States to bypass the Congress to mobilize funds, which threatens to provoke a fierce politico-judicial battle.

    According to Mitch McConnell, the president "said he was ready to sign" the budget compromise reached between Democratic and Republican parliamentarians to avoid a new "shutdown", or budget paralysis. "He will declare at the same time a national emergency," he said.

    Shortly after the White House confirmed Donald Trump's intention to declare the "national emergency" to fund the promised infrastructure during his campaign. "The President will sign the Federal Government Financing Act and, as he has already said, will also act by decrees - especially with the national emergency - to end the national and humanitarian security crisis in Canada. the border, "said Sarah Sanders, spokesperson for the US executive. "Once again, the president is keeping his promise to build the wall, protect the border and ensure the safety of our great country," she added. Mitch McConnell announced that he supported the President's decision to declare the "national emergency".

    But this procedure bristles with many parliamentarians, including in the Republican ranks. "Declaring the national emergency would be an act without legal foundation, serious abuse of the presidency's power and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that the president has not kept his basic promise that Mexico would pay for its wall. Wrote House and Senate Democrat House Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. "There is no urgency at the border" with Mexico, had earlier assented Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker who is controlled by the Democrats. "We will review our options and we will be prepared to respond appropriately," she added, not shying away from the courts.

    Avoid a new «shutdown»

    This surprise announcement casts doubt on the agreement reached between the parliamentarians, who seemed well on their way to approve it in a divided Congress. The Senate, controlled by the Republicans, has already approved by 83 votes for and 16 against this budget agreement. It must be submitted to the House of Representatives, with a Democratic majority, after 18H30 (23H30 GMT) and, after its adoption, be transmitted to the US President for its promulgation.
    The agreement in question, which would avoid a new "shutdown" leading to the sudden drying of the budgets of 25% of federal administrations. includes only a quarter of the budget claimed by Donald Trump to build his wall - $ 1.4 billion - and does not mention the word "wall", preferring "fence" or "fence". Some ultra-conservative commentators and elected officials, who have the ear of Donald Trump, have harshly criticized the text. And the Republican president had expressed his dissatisfaction with the content of this agreement.

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