YUMA – Ever since President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13767, the Department of Homeland Security continues to implement his strong and efficient border security agenda by constructing barriers every day along the southern border. Most recently, DHS issued “waivers to environmental laws last week to build and replace 46 miles of barriers near Columbus, New Mexico, and 11 miles near Yuma, Arizona.”
Mayor of Yuma Douglas Nicholls (@MayorNicholls) signed a Proclamation of Emergency in Yuma on Apr. 16, due to the high number of migrant family releases by USBP overwhelming the non-profit shelter system. View a video with his comments here: https://t.co/busj2rpP2Z pic.twitter.com/xNnQEsycKb
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 17, 2019
This is the perfect time for DHS to start constructing a border wall near the city of Yuma. Just over a week ago, Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls had to proclaim a local emergency due to an overwhelming release of migrants into the Yuma community.
Nicholls noted that, “nearly 1,300 migrant family members have been released by U.S. Border Patrol to the local shelter system in the last three weeks.”
Now, after $1 billion has been rerouted to construct a border wall from the Department of Defense budget in March, U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel lawyers filed a motion against Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, to U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden (a Trump appointee) asking for a “preliminary injunction prohibiting defendants from spending funds in excess of Congressional appropriations for counter-narcotics support and from spending funds on the construction of a wall along the southern border.”
This motion is accusing the president of violating the Constitution’s separation of powers by violating Congress’s power to appropriate federal funds.
However, published earlier this month, the Justice Department argued that Courts have no say in Trump’s border-wall decree.
With cities and towns filing for local emergency, and CBP continues to be overwhelmed by illegal immigration, the humanitarian crisis only becomes more relevant throughout the rest of our country rather than just on the southern border.
Can anyone comprehend what a GREAT job Border Patrol and Law Enforcement is doing on our Southern Border. So far this year they have APPREHENDED 418,000 plus illegal immigrants, way up from last year. Mexico is doing very little for us. DEMS IN CONGRESS MUST ACT NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa.