The migrant caravan invasion represents a clear national security threat to the United States.
Donald Trump is pulling out all the stops to build the wall and break the Democrats’ obstruction.
But things just took a serious turn when the U.S. military prepared to do the one thing that will stop the caravan dead in its tracks.
If Democrats do not provide votes to fund the border wall, President Trump has one more card to play.
He can use the 1976 National Emergencies Act to direct the military to construct the wall because stopping illegal immigration represents a serious national security threat.
And while Trump is still weighing giving that order, the Pentagon is preparing for the President to do so.
While no order has been given, the Pentagon has been making plans just in case such an order comes down, the official said on Monday.
The idea of declaring a national emergency to have the military build the wall has been considered since fall, the official revealed.
Some money could come from unobligated funds for military construction projects in 2019, the official said. “Unobligated” means that the funds have been authorized for a certain purpose, but for whatever reason, have not yet been used.
The Army Corps of Engineers would likely be in charge of overseeing the construction.
The organization would not build the wall itself, but would subcontract the project out, and then inspect it to make sure it meets specification and Defense Department standards.
Trump stated he would rather reach a deal with Congress than use emergency powers to build the wall.
The law clearly allows him to do so.
And there are very strong arguments that the Supreme Court would ultimately uphold his decision.
The media expects Trump to fold in this battle.
But instead, he is preparing to use every tool at his disposal to build the wall.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.