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    There is a National Emergency at the Southern Border. True or False?

    2:30 AM EST

    On February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall. Citing the National Emergencies Act, the presidential proclamation describes the border "as a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics," where there have been "sharp increases in the number of family units entering,” thus necessitating “the Armed Forces to provide additional support to address the crisis."

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    There is a National Emergency at the Southern Border. True or False?

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    Feb 19, 2020

    2020-02-19T02:30:00-05:00 2020-02-19T16:00:00-05:00 There is a National Emergency at the Southern Border. True or False?

    On February 15, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall. Citing the National Emergencies Act, the presidential proclamation describes the border "as a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics," where there have been "sharp increases in the number of family units entering,” thus necessitating “the Armed Forces to provide additional support to address the crisis."

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    Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Panelists

    Elizabeth Goitein

    Geoffrey A Manne

    Laura Pena

    Seth Weinberger

    Co-sponsors

    Commission on Immigration

    Criminal Justice Section

    Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

    Section of International Law

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