The Heat: Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

The Heat

US Border Security

President Trump issued a national emergency Friday to secure funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The executive action will free up $8 billion for the construction, including the more than $1.3 billion approved by the U.S. Congress on Thursday.

CGTN’s Jessica Stone has this report.

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To discuss:

  • Eleanor Clift is a political analyst for The Daily Beast and a veteran in the coverage of U.S. politics.
  • Joe Madison is a radio talk show host with Sirius-XM’S Urban View channel and longtime civil rights activist.
  • Maria Perez is an associate director at the Atlantic Council’s Latin America Center.
  • John Sitilides is a geopolitical strategist with Trilogy Advisors.

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