As a 21-year front line veteran Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council, I’d like to put to bed the false notion that there is no national emergency on the United States/Mexico border.

I hope facts will do the trick.

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Since November of 2013, I’ve been called upon to give expert Congressional testimony about various aspects of border security on 18 separate occasions. I’ve testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Committee on Natural Resources.

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Sen. Rand Paul now says he will vote “No” on Trump’s national emergency declaration, because the power to designate federal funds belongs in the hands of congress and not the executive branch, according to him. Alex explains why Americans should trust President Trump’s judgement on this matter.


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