BREAKING: McConnell: Trump to Sign Border Deal, Declare National Emergency (VIDEO)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed from the Senate Floor Thursday afternoon that President Trump will be signing the new border deal and will also be issuing a national emergency at the same time.
McConnell: “I’ve just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump…he’s prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time.”
.@senatemajldr: "I've just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump…he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time." pic.twitter.com/iukGKjmoZ8
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 14, 2019
Key Republican Senators such as Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell have both expressed their support if President Trump were to declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding.
Congressional negotiators announced on Monday night they have a border wall funding agreement they believed President Trump would sign into law.
On Wednesday FOX News announced Democrats slipped a “poison pill” into the deal that will prevent the 55 miles of wall from being built.
Executive Director for the Center For Immigration Studies, Mark Krikorian said on Thursday that the “poison pill” in the new border deal also “gives deportation immunity to any sponsor—or POTENTIAL sponsor—of an “unaccompanied” alien child.”
Lots of bad but swallowable stuff in $ bill. But Sec.224 is a poison pill: Gives deportation immunity to any sponsor—or POTENTIAL sponsor—of an "unaccompanied" alien child. Creates incentive for illegals already here to order up kids from Central America (or anywhere). Outrageous
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) February 14, 2019