Radio Recap: Is It Time for the President to Declare a National Emergency? | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion


A reported 2,500 known or suspected terrorists illegally cross our southern border with Mexico every year, according to the Department of Homeland Security. A border that as we told you, CNN recently pointed out is only protected in some places by a simple chain-link fence or no fence at all.

And now another migrant caravan from Honduras is headed our way, including known gang members. Does that not sound like a national emergency to you?

Today on the broadcast, we discussed whether or not it’s finally time for President Trump to declare a national emergency over the security of our border. Democrats have continued to dig in their heels and not work with Republicans or the White House to enhance security.

Yesterday we told you how prominent Democrats had even admitted that enhanced border security, including a physical barrier, is necessary.

The question we put to the audience is, do you feel it’s time for the President to declare a national emergency over the border, and let Congress figure out how to reopen the government on their own?

Shortly after today’s show, the President announced that a temporary solution has been reached with Congress to reopen the government for 3 weeks, while negotiations resume to try to reach a deal for enhanced border security. 

If no deal is agreed upon by Feb. 15th, we just might find ourselves in the same position, and the President says he is willing to consider declaring a national emergency.

At the ACLJ, we’ve prepared a lengthy legal memorandum supporting the President’s authority to declare an emergency over the border, if necessary.

You can listen to the entire episode here.

Secure the Border. Build the Wall.

National Security  Signatures


Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.

Make this a monthly tax-deductible gift.

As we aggressively battle to defend our national security and build the wall, we urgently need your support. Your gift today makes an impact.

Email Address is required.
First Name is required.
Last Name is required.
Credit Card Number is required.
Verification Code is required.
Expiration Month is required.
Expiration Year is required.
Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.
Encourage your friends to sign and donate by sharing this petition.

JSL: President Trump Declares National Emergency

By Jordan Sekulow1550267657889

“We fight wars that are 6,000 miles away . . . but we don’t control our own border.” Those were the words from President Trump in a news conference earlier this morning. We’ve been telling you for some time that President Trump may need to use his executive authority to declare a National Emergency...

read more

President Trump’s Declares a National Emergency

By ACLJ.org1550254565813

The President has just declared a National Emergency on our southern border. He has stated that he will reapportion funds to combat this national emergency through the construction of a border wall. In declaring the National Emergency , President Trump stated he was doing so to address a “national...

read more

JSL: Congress to Vote to Avoid Shutdown

By Jordan Sekulow1550179452303

Just a day away from the February 15th deadline and another partial government shutdown looming, a vote on the new border security spending deal could be just hours away. Today on the show we discussed the delivery of the bipartisan security agreement, which we told you the committee had reportedly...

read more

JSL: Many Options on Table for Wall Funding

By Jordan Sekulow1550087739404

Yesterday we told you that the bipartisan conference committee had reached an agreement, at least in principle, that could provide both border security and avoid another government shutdown. Congress seems poised to move quickly, with both sides preparing to vote on the agreement. On today’s...

read more