Trump Holds Back On Emergency Declaration Amid Mexico Border Wall Row

Trump Holds Back On Emergency Declaration Amid Mexico Border Wall Row

Speaking in the White House Cabinet room, Trump said it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so quick to do that because he thinks lawmakers can do it. "This is a big diversion, and he's a master of diversion", she told reporters. "Most conservatives want it to be the last resort he would use". On Saturday, day 22, members of Congress were out of Washington, Donald Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers were still without pay and facing mounting hardship.

"This is not something you would want to do", said Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, now the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee. Government data on home construction and retail sales won't be released next week, while the next report on the economy's overall growth - set for January 30 - won't be released if the shutdown remains in effect.

The shutdown is now the longest in USA history, surpassing the 21-day closure that began during Bill Clinton's presidency in 1995.

A declaration would allow Trump to spend the money without congressional approval. Trump said Friday that he planned to sign a bill guaranteeing that federal employees will be given back pay once the government reopens. But on Friday, digital rights advocates called on Democratic lawmakers to expand their fight against the wall into a fight for all human and constitutional rights - instead of suggesting alternative "border security" proposals that would infringe on civil liberties.

President Donald Trump denied "chaos" in the White House amid the ongoing government shutdown, claiming on Saturday that there's "almost nobody in the W.H. but me".

"The positive, shall we say, nearly technological wall that can be built is what we should be doing", Pelosi said.

After having talked for days about invoking the national emergency power to unleash the funds, the president hit pause Friday.

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With him being around, there's calmness around the group, it's also a bit of a help to the captain, he is like a guiding light . In an interview to ANI, Rohit said , "Over the years we've seen the kind of presence he has in dressing room & on field".

Some US media reports suggest the White House is considering diverting some of the $13.9bn allocated previous year by Congress for disaster relief in such areas as Puerto Rico, Texas and California to pay for the wall. In December, the president announced that both his Chief of Staff John Kelly as well as U.S.

"Immigration has been an issue for years and years in this country, and was an issue when a different party controlled the House of Representatives", Boyle says. Declaring an emergency could give the president access to many other powers, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Federal union workers gathered in McAllen, Texas on Friday to demonstrate against the shutdown as the president arrived at the southern border.

But what cuts to the core of the concern on Capitol Hill is the executive branch wading into legislative domain to shift money Congress has already approved to the wall. The White House also was eyeing military construction funds, another politically hard choice because the money would be diverted from a backlog of hundreds of projects at bases around the nation. By a vote of 411-7, the House passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends.

"I would actually say I would. because I'm allowed to do it", he told Fox News on Thursday. "We're doing our best to make sure it doesn't impact our diplomacy", he said.

"Replacing more visible rights harms with - potentially - less visible ones is not a good answer", St. Vincent said.

Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama, the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, acknowledged the dilemma, especially as the shutdown continues with no end in sight.

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