Border at breaking point...It's a Nat'l emergency


#101

Sorry but you don’t get to have it both ways.


#102

There are not that many liberals anymore. The democratic party is embracing totalitarian socialism. And American democrats are going along for the ride.


#103

Did the administration request more funding for judges?


#104

How will a wall lead to fewer people in detention when they are allowed to seek asylum anywhere on the border?


#105

Everything in Washington has strings attached going back to the signing on the Constitution. So why should Democrats of given Republicans everything they wanted without asking for something they want in return


#106

No, there are not many libertarians anymore. I actually have considerable respect for libertarians.

The democratic party has become the antithesis to what America was founded upon and made us the greatest Nation in the world.

May they reap what they sow.


#107

Emergency or not. It’s not an excuse for the Executive Branch to move money against the Constitution. Only Congress allots funds, not ANY president.

How many times does this need to be stressed?


#108

They are allowed to seek asylum. But we are not obligated to let them in our country until it is granted. That’s how. It keeps them out of our detention centers.


#109

Hmmm… You must be reading a different law… care to cite where we are not obligated to let them in our country?


#110

National emergencies have been declared about 60 times. And I’m betting that each time money was involved. The supreme court will make the final decision. I like our odds.


#111

I’ll take that bet… Please tell us the national emergency that reprogrammed funds…


#112

Fine, why wasnt the law changed the last two years when the GOP was in complete control?

Its like people really dont understand how they get played time and time again by the politicians they swear are doing what they voted them to do.

But here we are, the GOP had their chance to shine and do what they campaigned on and what did they do? Not a damn thing. When it came time to be held accountable for this, what did they do? Blamed democrats for not going along with them. How did that work out? They got smoked in the midterms in the house and managed to pick up a few seats in the senate only because they defended like what, 9 seats.

Last time the dems held all 3 branches they got something done. Now as it turns out it wasnt the greatest for everyone, but it did help a lot of people. Then the GOP spent some 6 years running against it, then given the chance to fix it, what did they do? Punted.

This story keeps playing out over and over and some keep voting for Republicans thinking its gonna be different next time.

Id say maybe next time around they will learn, but we all know they wont. Step into the ballot box thinking this time its gonna be different. Labeling GOP candidates as RINOs and liberal rupublicans wont do a damn bit of good. Stop voting for them if you cant figure out they arent gonna represent what you believe, and stop being short sighted in thinking that situation is any better than not voting.


#113

Care to cite where we are? The border patrol has stated that good barriers have reduced border crossings by 90 percent. So obviously we are not letting them in if we can keep them out.


#114

Not sure what happened there. You were on your way to agreeing that there was a logical and bipartisan way to address this problem. You claimed this was like a divorce between the two parties that were fighting over a wall.

The you describe your enemy and explain how all of this is their fault.

There is no open border crowd. The Dems aren’t the enemy. Your description of their position is wholly inaccurate. I recognize that there are Trump supporters out there that are smart enough to understand that the wall is not the definitive answer.

Your disdain for the other side is exactly what you described in your post about a divorce between the Dems and Reps fighting over a toy. You don’t seem interested in a solution, just an argument.


#115

Sure… https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1158

Have any other questions?


#116

Not even your standard national emergency, a “full fledged national emergency” :pleading_face:


#117

Yes. I have a question. I did not see anything that states if they are in a foreign country we must bring them into our country when they apply. I may have missed it.


#118

If they get to the border and are interviewed, are they then on American soil?


#119

Republicans never dug in their heels. They followed Trump like lost puppies. Had Trump actually asked for billions, the Republicans would have given him whatever he wanted.

This was never an emergency until Democrats were poised to re-take the House. I give it to Trump, he masterfully used this emergency to try and create an illusion that Democrats are evil for not funding his precious wall and Republicans were heroes for wanting to save America from the evils of boarder crossers.


#120

Fortunately for you, a federal judge will soon decide whether the MPP policy violates federal law…