- Joined: August 2016
It is my understanding that the President declared the emergency and directed the military to build the wall. The money didn't go from one department to another. The military will be using their funds to follow the orders of the Commander in Chief. I don't believe your illegal immigration numbers are correct. I think what you may be reporting is the number of illegals that have been prevented from crossing. Naturally that number only includes the ones they catch. Not that sheer numbers is the only component in the calculation of an emergency. The President utilizes more complete, current and accurate data than we have, to make these determinations including what types of traffic are getting through. One of the recent captures included enough illegal drugs (Fentynal I think I heard) in sufficient quantity to kill 1/3 of our population and that was just one capture. You are probably right though, it will likely be decided by the SCOTUS. Though I believe they will decide to err on the side of caution and side with the President. We'll see, won't we?