US President on Friday declared “National Emergency” in a bid to build wall in US-Mexico border. The move will allow him to access money to build the wall and the plan was against the US Congress to pay for the wall.
Trump said, by declaring emergency he can access billions of dollars for the project. While declaring emergency he said, he will be able to access around 8 billion dollars for the project. He further said that is too short to meet the estimated cost of the project, which is 23 billion dollars.
Trump is planning to build wall almost 2000 miles long (3200 kms) along US-Mexico border.
“We are going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border and we are going to do it one way or the other.We are talking about an invasion of our country, with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs.” said Donald Trump told the reporters.
Due to the national emergency declared, Trump can divert some of the US military budget, including $ 2.5 bn from the Pentagon’s various projects towards the $ 8 billion that he intends to spend on the southern wall.
The National Emergency declared in the country doesn’t suspends any civil liberties or freedom. Currently, there are 31 various emergencies prevailing in United States.