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    Dems set up Tuesday vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

    Dems set up Tuesday vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

    BY MIKE LILLIS - 02/22/19 10:46 AM EST 1,302
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    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the plan Friday on a conference call with reporters, where she framed Trump's unilateral move as an "institutional assault" that defies the constitutionally dictated separation of powers and threatens the working of the country's democracy.

    "The president's act is lawless and does violence to our constitution and therefore to our democracy," she said. "We do not have a monarchy; we have a separation of powers in our country."

    Castro's resolution, just one page long, would terminate Trump's emergency declaration, which aims to shift money from other programs to build the president's long promised border wall.

    Castro, who was also on the call, said there are more than 225 co-sponsors on the bill, including one Republican, Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.).

    He said Democrats will be seeking more GOP support when Congress returns to Washington next week after the weeklong President's Day recess.
    "This isn't a situation where we've just been courting one side," Castro said.
    Pelosi, who has sent letters to Republicans seeking their support, extended that invitation again Friday.

    "I know they care about the Constitution of the United States; I know they care about the separation of powers and the coequal nature of the branches of government," she said. "What's really important is how they will vote on Tuesday."


    Republicans, however, appear ready to oppose the resolution in overwhelming numbers. Despite some public GOP criticisms of the emergency declaration — particularly Trump's plan to shift $3.6 billion away from military construction projects around the country — Republican lawmakers have little incentive to buck their White House ally on his signature issue of border security.


    Trump's declaration arrived last Friday, after Congress denied his request for $5.7 billion in new border wall funding in an enormous spending package. Trump signed the bill, which prevented a second government shutdown, but only reluctantly. His emergency declaration was an end-run around Congress to secure the funding for the "big beautiful" wall he'd promised during the 2016 campaign.

    Castro, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said Trump's declaration — which the president argues is necessary to protect national security from what he has described as waves of migrants arriving at the southern border — is based on a false pretext.

    "There is no emergency at the border," Castro said.

    Pelosi piled on, saying Trump is acting, not because there's a true national emergency, but "to honor an applause line at a rally."


    "Does the president have the right to do such a thing when there is a true emergency? Yes, he does. And if there is such an emergency ... we'd be right there with him," she said. "This is not what is happening now."


    The resolution will go to the House Rules Committee on Monday, and then to the floor on Tuesday.

    The resolution is "privileged," which means it's guaranteed a vote in the GOP-controlled Senate, where it would require a simple majority to pass.

    Pelosi noted that the expedited nature of the resolution likely means the Senate will take up the House version without changes.

    "We do not anticipate that there will be any amendments to it," she said.

    It's unclear if Democrats in the upper chamber can win enough Republican support to pass the measure. Only one Republican in the upper chamber, Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), has vowed to vote for it, though several others facing tough reelection fights in 2020 are being watched closely.


    If the resolution were to reach Trump's desk, the president has promised to veto it. Neither chamber is expected to have the two-thirds support to override that veto.


    A number of states and outside groups have already sued the administration to block the emergency declaration. Pelosi on Friday declined to say how House Democrats will approach the court battle, either by filing a separate suit or piling on to an existing one.


    "That remains to be seen," she said. "But there will be a challenge."

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    No asylum at our Ports of Entry. They do not qualify and neither do their UAC's.


    This is a National Emergency and this IS an invasion of our country by millions of foreigners who have no right to be here. This invasion is pre-meditated, planned, bought and paid for, by governments of foreign countries, foreign organizations and is an attack against our citizens, our peace and our prosperity and our financial well being. They are passing out flyers and announcing on National TV to organize and join these caravans. This is war.

    We have our own Political Persecution going on against MAGA. People are being attacked, harmed, bloodied, stalked, can't go to a restaurant. Banks and IRS are targeting conservatives. College campuses are going after conservatives, beating them up and stomping on them. We are being screamed at and stalked by people who do not believe in our political beliefs. Crowds are going to peoples homes, gathering, shouting at them into their windows scarring their families and children. Children in our schools wearing MAGA hats are being targeted and harmed. We now have FAKE hate crimes being carried out against us. Where do we get Asylum from these violent individuals? We are not safe from this either on our OWN soil.

    Our OWN politicians are on National television screaming to attack us, stalk us, get in our face, kick us when we are down! Maxine Watters, Eric Holder and the rest of them!

    We have domestic violence, drugs, murder, slaughter, rape, sex trafficking, child trafficking, theft, crime, corrupt politicians, poverty, overbreeding, no affordable housing, can't afford our bills and feed our families. We have law enforcement murdered, border patrol pelted with rocks and murdered in our streets.

    Where is our TPS? We have massive floods, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides. Millions who have lost their homes and are homeless. Shut TPS down too. They have no right to come here and we want them all sent back. Can all our citizens who lost their homes to natural disasters go get "asylum" in Canada and "free stuff"? We have millions to send up to Canada.

    Everybody on the planet suffers from the very SAME issues we do. They all cannot come here and we need to deport the ones already here.

    No asylum. Shut this bogus program down.

    No refugees...we have our own citizens who are "refugees" living in filth and squalor in tent cities in many towns across America. This homelessness is spreading all across our Nation. Send these foreigners back and stop bringing them here. Their President needs to take care of them. Our President needs to take care of ours!

    No more foreign aid. We are 22 trillion in debt. What the hell are we? U.S. taxpayer are not working and trying to pay their own bills and then receive the bills and pay for the rest of the world's food and medicine out of our paychecks! Stop using OUR tax money for this. It is outrages. They want money, they can work for it or borrow it from China. Get out of our wallets!

    THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND FOREIGNERS ARE NOT "SPECIAL", THEY DESERVE NO SPECIAL TREATMENT OVER OUR OWN CITIZENS WHO SUFFER FROM THE SAME THINGS THEY ARE! THEY ARE NOT U.S. CITIZENS AND HAVE NO RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS, OUR MONEY, SCHOOL, HEALTHCARE, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, HOUSING, OR ANYTHING ELSE FOR THAT MATTER!

    THEY DO NOT QUALIFY FOR ASYLUM ANY MORE THAN WE DO IF WE FLED TO AUSTRALIA, OR SWITZERLAND, OR MONACO FOR A "BETTER LIFE"!
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