National Emergency Facts

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Since 1976, when Congress gave the White House that authority, there have been 58 national emergency declarations -- 31 of which are still in effect today. That includes the very first national emergency from Jimmy Carter on Iran-sponsored terrorism.

Back in the 1990s, Bill Clinton used the same kind of declaration to deal with narcotics traffickers. One of the deadliest drugs killing Americans right now, Fentanyl, is made in China, and 85 percent of that lethal drug enters the United States through the Mexican border. Such a declaration would be consistent in scope and effect with many of the 31 current emergencies.

To compound matters, with a population the size of Pittsburgh pouring through our gates every year, this is no longer a partisan issue; it’s a sovereignty issue.

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  • panchukerpanchuker BabyGroot
    To compound matters, with a population the size of Pittsburgh pouring through our gates every year, this is no longer a partisan issue; it’s a sovereignty issue.

    Well now you just seem confused. Is the wall going to go in front of the gates?
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