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    Trump Declares National Emergency at Border

    President Donald Trump made it formal Friday and signed a declaration, which he said was to stop the flow of drugs, criminals and illegal immigrants from the southwestern border he called a threat to national security. The move will give him access the billions of dollars Congress denied him as part of the funding bill. Trump will almost certainly face legal challenges.

    Where will the cash come from? The money will be diverted from $3.6 billion budgeted for military construction projects plus another $2.5 billion from counternarcotics programs and $600 million from the Treasury Department.

    Don’t miss OZY’s take on a more modest proposal for building Trump’s wall.

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