By: Rhayla Huff
This week in American politics, President Trump declared an immigration national emergency in order to pull funds from the states to help build a wall. Not unlike many previous decisions surrounding the wall, this faced much backlash from the states.
In fact, sixteen different states filed a lawsuit to stop his declaration. Arguing that this action is unconstitutional, a quarter of the nation is against his decision. The plaintiffs argue that he “has used the pretext of a manufactured ‘crisis’ of unlawful immigration to declare a national emergency,” in order to further his own personal agenda, instead of abiding by the constitution he swore to follow (Courtesy of npr.org).
The outcome of this situation remains unclear, though sides are driven on who will win this argument and if Trump will actually receive funds for the wall.