Trump Extends National Border Emergency in Response to Security Threats

Trump Extends National Border Emergency In Response to Security Threats

( – Donald Trump has always taken an unapologetic hard line on immigration during his time in the White House. It now appears he’ll continue his efforts to keep our borders secure even in the dying days of his first term.

On Saturday, January 16, the White House released a notice regarding the extension of the national emergency declared by Proclamation 9844 in February 2019. The emergency in question pertained to the situation on our southern border, described as a “border security and humanitarian crisis.”

Saturday’s notice reiterates the reasons for the declaration of emergency. It goes on to explain how the problems in question have yet to be solved, and that the pandemic has added a new layer of urgency. With all this in mind, Trump has decided to extend the state of emergency for another year.

This development comes in the context of news that a migrant caravan is currently making its way from Honduras to the southern border of the US.

The debate around immigration is one of the most charged discussions in American politics today, but that has never stopped Donald Trump from making difficult decisions around border policy. Should he be sworn in, the incoming Biden administration will likely have a very different approach.

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