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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

Meng: Trump’s Fake National Emergency Declaration

Feb 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency to divert $8 billion—including defense funds—to build his medieval border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

“President Trump is a petulant man-child who has decided to plunge our nation into yet another national crisis by declaring a ‘national emergency’ over a supposed immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border,” said Meng. “Let me be crystal clear: there is no emergency. Illegal immigration is at record lows. The only emergency is the one in the president’s head. President Trump misled the American people when he said that Mexico would pay for the wall—which was never going to happen. Now he wants to weaken our national security by stealing defense funds to build his medieval border wall. President Trump should be ashamed of his actions today.”