These are the real threats to the US

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Opinion

February 18, 2019 - 12:23 PM

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in an attempt to secure funding for a border wall after Congress came up short. He intends to use the ploy to get an extra $6.5 billion through the emergency on top of the money Congress just approved in a funding bill.

Trump maintains that there is a crisis at the border: “We have an invasion of drugs, an invasion of gangs, and it’s unacceptable.”

But there is no emergency at the border. Illegal crossings of the U.S.-Mexico border, measured by apprehensions by Customs and Border Patrol, in recent years are at their lowest in decades.

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