in ,


Parting Gift: Trump Extends Border Emergency By One Year To Protect Americans

Share this:

President Donald Trump extended his national border emergency until February of 2022, providing a last-minute impetus for the federal government to continue his administration’s hardline stance on immigration just days before Democrat Joe Biden is set to assume the presidency.

“The ongoing border security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States continues to threaten our national security, including by exacerbating the effect of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 … but further action is needed to address the humanitarian crisis and to control unlawful migration and the flow of narcotics and criminals across the southern border of the United States,” read President Trump’s January 16 announcement of the emergency extension.

Since the president declared a national emergency on February 15, 2019 for the purpose of overcoming congressional opposition from both parties to his border wall, the administration has constructed over 450 miles of wall and enacted various legal reforms that give border officials the ability to quickly repatriate people who manage to get over it.

President Trump’s decision to extend the border emergency for a year comes as a new caravan of migrants from Honduras attempts to make its way through Central America to the U.S. border in anticipation of the lax immigration policies Joe Biden has promised.


Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments