But I am not a liberal (at least not in the progressive usage of that term). Yes, I oppose the wall on principle. However, I do support other vigorous measures to both secure the border and to timely and justly process illegal immigrants through the system and remove offenders from the country.
But the inverse of that argument is the very reason that Trump’s declaration is illegal. This is not an emergency. Rather, it is him trying to exercise his ideological preferences in defiance of Congress, under the masquerade of an emergency. This will not stand in the courts, neither the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit or the United States Supreme Court.
Don’t forget that even President Truman had his hand smacked by the courts when he tried to seize steel mills under the guise of an ACTUAL WAR IN PROGRESS.