President Trump is planning on pulling money from the Pentagon’s budget citing Title 10 of the US Code. A national emergency declaration could be used to gather funding from various governement departments. Of course, the funding for these requests have already been approved from the previous fiscal year.
Listed here will be the variety of government offices that President Trump will have the legal authority to draw from.
$681 million from treasury forfeiture funds
$3.6 billion in military construction
$3 billion in Pentagon civil works funds
$200 million in Department of Homeland Security funds
The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
“The massive amount of aliens who unlawfully enter the United States each day is a direct threat to the safety and security of our nation and constitutes a national emergency,” a draft of a presidential proclamation reads.
“Now, therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C 1601, et seq.), hereby declare that a national emergency exists at the southern border of the United States,” the draft adds.
The draft was updated as recently as last week, a US government official told CNN.
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