(Excerpt) In the long run, history will validate Donald Trump's stand on a border wall to defend the sovereignty and security of the United States. Why? Because mass migration from the global South, not climate change, is the real existential crisis of the West. The American people know this, and even the elites sense it. The whole Western world is worried about its borders as issues of immigration and identity convulse almost every country.
Trump's portrait of an unsustainable border crisis is dead on: In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes and 4,000 violent killings.
"America's southern border is eventually going to be militarized and defended or the United States, as we have known it, is going to cease to exist."
Reggie Singh, whose brother Ronil Singh was gunned down by a suspected illegal immigrant, weighs in on the battle over border security and describes the pain his brother’s death has caused his family. Mr. Singh was seated next to President Donald Trump during the border briefing.
Watch: Brother of Police Officer Murdered by Illegal Alien Delivers Remarks During Border Security Briefing
The National Emergencies Act grants the president broad authority to declare emergencies, and several federal laws then could clear a path for the White House to move ahead with building a wall.
One statute, 33 U.S. Code § 2293 - "Reprogramming during national emergencies," permits the president to "apply the resources of the Department of the Army’s civil works program, including funds, personnel, and equipment, to construct or assist in the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of authorized civil works, military construction, and civil defense projects that are essential to the national defense."
Another law, 10 U.S. Code § 2808 - "Construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency," permits the secretary of defense, in a presidentially declared emergency, to use "funds that have been appropriated for military construction" for the purpose of undertaking "military construction projects."
UPDATE: Pence to reporters ...
"There Will Be No Deal Without A Wall"
After the contentious meeting between President Trump and Democrat leaders on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence fired back when he was asked a series of questions from reporters eager to know whether the president had lost his temper, since Trump had walked out of the meeting.
Oval Office = 9:01 P.M. EST - January 8, 2019
"This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice"