The opposition to Trump’s wall rises.

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The opposition to Trump’s wall rises.

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On Feb. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m., President Donald Trump declared a national emergency regarding entering the United States southern border. A proclamation that released by the White House and signed by Trump concerning the emergency declaration stated, “The southern border is a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics.”

While some have advocated for this, saying it was necessary to protect the southern border, some politicians have criticized this move.

“What he’s doing is wrong and he knows it,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated.

After the declaration was announced, 16 states filed a lawsuit against Trump to challenge the declaration. The Senate will also vote to block the national emergency later today, March 14. Some Republicans have also denounced the move and plan to vote against the emergency declaration.

Trump stated in a tweet, “today’s issue is BORDER SECURITY and Crime. Don’t vote with Pelosi.”

Although he urged them to not vote with the resolution, five Republicans still have openly stated they plan to vote against him.

“I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval,” United States Senator Mitt Romney said. “This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core.”

Even though some Republicans have said they plan to vote against it, the resolution still might not go through.

“I am prepared to veto, if necessary,” Trump posted on Twitter. “The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!”