It would set a worrying precedent if Donald Trump declares a state of emergency to fund a border wall, holds the editorial board of The Washington Post. His successors might also use it as a means of enacting policies that normally require Congressional approval. This goes against America’s democratic system that seeks to prevent presidents from having unchecked power. The situation at the border is far from an emergency. Republicans have raised fears that a future Democratic president might use a state of emergency to pass laws they don't approve of. Trump shouldn’t abuse his powers by declaring a state of emergency.
President Trump would be justified to call a state of emergency in order to build a border wall, asserts Brandon Judd of USA Today. Securing the border with Mexico is a necessity that will make the country safer. Democrats are resisting it out of pure partisanship, going against the people’s interests. They want to deny Trump because a border wall was part of his political campaign. The spending bill he proposes would not just increase border security but would also better house interned illegal immigrants and provide those in need with better medical care. Trump should end this needless stalemate by calling a state of emergency.