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Trump declares national emergency in goal of getting $8B for wall

February 15, 2019

In order to tap the $2.5 billion from the DOD, according to The New York Times, the DOD would give the money to the Army Corps of Engineers, then the White House would transfer property along the border to the DOD. The Army Corps could then use the money to build dozens of miles of barriers to protect the DOD’s newly acquired property.

If the president manages to win the almost-certain legal battles that lie ahead should he declare a national emergency, he would come away with more than $2 billion for border wall construction than the $5.7 billion he originally requested, which Congress rejected.

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