On February 15, 2019, the President declared a “national emergency” for the purpose of diverting appropriated funds from previously designated uses to build a wall along the southern border. We are aware of no emergency that remotely justifies such a step. — Joint Declaration of Former United States Government Officials.
Fifty-eight former senior national security officials, both Democrats and Republicans, issued a statement saying “there is no factual basis” to support President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the US southern border. Read the Joint Declaration.