Pentagon Preparing Options To Build The Border Wall

USA Today: Exclusive: Pentagon preparing options to build border wall as Trump weighs emergency declaration

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is preparing options to build barriers on the southern border in the event that President Donald Trump declares a national emergency there, the latest indication such a move is gaining traction within the administration.

"The Department of Defense is reviewing available authorities and funding mechanisms to identify options to enable border barrier construction," said Navy Capt. Bill Speaks, a Pentagon spokesman. "As there has not been such a declaration made, it would be inappropriate to comment further on those efforts."

The confirmation of the preparations comes after Trump on Thursday gave his most explicit warning yet that he was considering a declaration of a national emergency as a way of freeing up funds for a border wall if talks with Democrats fail to yield a deal on his signature issue.

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WNU Editor: The Pentagon always prepares what is needed in the event of an emergency. So preparing a number of options so that they can react when the President orders them to build a physical barrier along the border should surprise no one. As to what is my prediction on what is going to happen next. President Trump and his supporters believe that there is a crisis, and will do what is necessary to confront the chaos at the border. Those who do not believe there is a crisis and/or who believe in open borders will use the courts to block any action that the President Trump pushes forward. A judge will be found to block the President's executive action, but U.S. law gives the Executive enormous powers when it comes to national emergencies, and the lower court will eventually be over-ruled by the Superior Court. U.S. border security is going to be enhanced, one way or the other.

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