“Unlawful southern border entries are at their lowest point in 20 years, immigrants are less likely than native-born citizens to commit crimes, and illegal drugs are more likely to come through official ports of entry,” the attorney general’s statement said.Indeed, this is going just about as well as anyone expected, that is, not well at all. But it was clear from the start that many, including Republicans, were not enthused by Trump’s plan which was reportedly looking to reallocate more than $6 billion in federal funds, alongside the $1.375 billion Congress approved for 55 miles of new physical barriers (which was meant to be a compromise) to build the wall that the president just can’t seem to let go of. “This ’emergency’ is a national disgrace. Rather than focusing on fighting the real vulnerabilities facing Americans, the President is using the powers of America’s highest office to fan the flames of nativism and xenophobia,” Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom, one of the first to speak out against the national emergency, said Monday according to ABC. “Our message to the White House is clear: California will not be part of this political theater. We will see you in court.”
“The only national emergency is the president’s trafficking in lies and deceit,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said in a statement earlier Monday, NBC reports.