Donald Trump has no Constitutional right to spend money that has been appropriated for something else.
Using the military to enforce immigration law would violate the Posse Comitatus Act.
Trump has manufactured a crisis and threatened to seize dangerous powers.
Click here to ask your Congress member to let Trump know that they will back impeachment if he declares a "national emergency."
The case Trump has made for threatening to grab the power of setting himself above the rule of law in a "national emergency" is a pile of falsehoods. Immigrants do not commit crimes at a higher rate than non-immigrants. As the New York Times reported about our Southern border: “Migrant border crossings have been declining for nearly two decades.”
The number of terrorist attacks committed by people who came across the border add up to exactly zero. And the State Department said in a recent report that there is "no credible evidence" that terrorist groups have sent operatives to enter the United States through Mexico.
Fleeing disasters in Central America in part created by U.S. policy, and applying for asylum, is not a threatening or criminal action.
Nothing has changed this week, month, or year that can be identified as a national emergency!
Click here to tell Congress that enough is enough, and Trump has to be informed that he does not have immunity from impeachment.
When President Harry Truman tried to seize steel mills to prevent a labor strike, a strong impeachment movement in Congress helped stop him. In the end, the Supreme Court took up the matter and ruled against Truman. Impeachment movements often succeed without ever getting to impeachment or conviction.
We have national and global emergencies: environmental collapse, nuclear danger, poverty. For Trump to declare a "national emergency" over this concocted crisis is too outrageous for business as usual. Even Congress Members who have allowed numerous impeachable offenses to slide, have to draw a line here. Click this link to ask yours to do so.
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