President Trump just announced that he’s declaring a state of emergency to secure funding for a wall at our border. This behavior demonstrates his complete disregard for what the majority of Americans feel is best for our country.
Border crossing rates have gone down for twenty straight years, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This administration has already put into place regulations that make entering our country difficult for people - including LGBTQ asylum seekers who are fleeing violence and persecution.
President Trump declared a national emergency simply because he did not get what he wanted, stating, "I didn’t need to do this… I just want to do it faster." It is a blatant misuse of authority and a waste of billions of taxpayer dollars. Congress and the courts must step in and constrain this abuse of power.
Call your members of Congress and tell them to stand up against this #FakeNationalEmergency and to defend our democracy.