Protesters say 'Trump is the crisis' after national emergency declaration

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  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Feb. 22, 2019 1:14 p.m.

    The mob mentality of Democrats and their State Media protectors continues.

    Let's remember that there are likely more Americans who support adding a physical barrier at the border than there are those who want open borders. Even Obama and other key Democrats have been in favor of that in the past. The only difference now is POLITICS which means dishonest representation.

    I understand that Democrats would be upset that anything "concrete" would be done to actually help prevent illegal immigration and secure our Mexican border. They are in favor of the status quo which they have protected for decades.

    Trump repeatedly tried to work with Congress in the normal fashion but POLITICS prevented a sensible response from being funded. The Emergency Declaration was not the first choice but it is warranted. Congress gave the president the authority to do what he is doing so stop with the "unconstitutional" and "threat to Democracy" BS.

    I suspect this to continue to be a "political" issue for a long time. The only thing to do is to continue to press for what is right.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Feb. 22, 2019 8:36 a.m.

    By far the biggest threat to this country is the Liberal Democrats. They put illegal immigrants ahead of the US Citizen. They want free everything for everyone and open boarders. They will wipe out the middle class. This country won't last if the Dems take control. Trump is the only hope we have, God Bless Him!

  • Liberal living on Planet Utah SLC, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 12:08 p.m.

    Gravy -

    “Never in my lifetime have I witnessed a President do so much for so many in so little time with so much resistance and obstruction and so little appreciation.”

    Gravy for once we agree! Thank you for the accurate comment regarding President Obama! 😉

  • Liberal living on Planet Utah SLC, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 11:28 a.m.

    ute alumni -

    “Libs ought to have to sponsor and pay for each illegal. Won’t happen because libs only spend other’s money.”

    Low information, enabling zealots “ought to” complete their GED and obtain legitimate sources of news prior to regurgitating Faux News talking points regarding “libs” and money. Mondays we are labeled “elitists”, Tuesdays we are “violent Antifa thugs” and today we now apparently “spend other’s money”. Possibly begin thinking for yourself rather the ongoing petulant regurgitation from last night’s Hannity or today’s Limbaugh. You’re welcome comrade. Country before party!

  • itsjustmyview Draper, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    Pres. Trump is trying to solve a serious problem with illegal immigration. I would not want to be in his shoes. Stop the contention and let's work together folks to solve it. All of my ancestors came to America from Germany, Ireland, Scotland, England. They obeyed the laws of our land.. thus came here legally through Castle Garden, Ellis Island and other ports. Many were very poor and sold possessions to pay for their voyage. Some were sent back for illnesses or criminal records. Most of them had to be sponsored by a relative already in our country who helped them get settled, find a place to live and get work. Most went through an intense 5 year process to become naturalized citizens including filing a Declaration of Intention, serous study of our history, laws and the English language. They had to pass a test. They promised loyalty to the United States in front of witnesses. Walking across our borders is wrong and has nothing to do with lack of compassion. Our country already sends tons of aid, through our tax dollars, to assist other countries to help fix their problems. If we enter another country illegally we'll be thrown in jail.

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 8:40 a.m.

    Interesting, the money Trump takes to build this wall to stop Illegals and Drugs is the same funding that's defends this country from Illegals & drugs too funny. Numbers 4 & 5 are one of the largest ways drugs get into this country and a Wall cant stop boats, boats that bring in hundreds of kilos of drugs into this country daily...

    You see people cartels also have billions build a wall and maybe they'll stop coming across where the wall is but they'll just reroute to where they cant build a wall. It make no sense..


    2.5 billion from the Defense Department's drug interdiction program

    The Department of Defense activities in support of the counter drug objective
    1 Educate and enable America’s youth to reject illegal drugs and substance abuse;
    2 increase the safety of America’s citizens by substantially reducing drug-related crime and violence;
    (3) reduce the health and social costs of illegal drug use;
    (4) shield America’s air, land, and sea frontiers from the
    drug threat; and
    (5) break foreign and domestic sources of supply.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 21, 2019 7:08 a.m.

    Libs ought to have to sponsor and pay for each illegal. Won’t happen because libs only spend other’s money.

  • Lib Living on Planet Zion SLC, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 11:27 a.m.

    C. Carole-

    "I have met several (read: loads) of people (the majority of them were Hispanics) who are not citizens of this country, yet have voted multiple times over the last several election cycles. I know this because they told me. They told me that they not only voted, but for whom they voted, and the overwhelming majority voted for liberals/democrats. I also work with several people who hold workers visas that have also voted. How do I know this? They also told me.”

    Carole. A large difference I have observed between liberals and the alt-rightist individual is the fact that liberals are usually highly educated, willing to study and to learn. Liberals decipher quickly between fact and faction. Grasp factual information from the onset. Take responsibility and refuse defending the indefensible! Alt-rightists are quick to regurgitate low information, Faux News, talking points and propaganda. Quite often these posted comments begin with “I’ve heard” or “they’ve told me”. Specifically how would ANY illegal immigrant vote? How about an individual with a “working visa”? These claims are absurd and liberals will be quick to point this fact out! Thank you.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 8:00 a.m.

    Trump about SNL "Question is, how do the networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?" he said. "Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real collusion!" He followed this up with a tweet calling "corrupt" media the "enemy of the people".

    So wants to be a dictator and this is fully embraced by his base and their loyalty to ignorance.

    He's calling for retribution against a comedy show that since it's very existence has made fun of sitting presidents, just not one this narcissistic as to be threatened by it. Then to call them the "enemy of the people" is straight out of the dictators handbook.

    The emergency over a vanity wall is but one more step, look at some of the commenters essentially calling for him to become America's first dictator.

    They claim:
    That congress is bad.
    the media bad
    the FBI, bad
    intelligence community bad
    our allies, bad

    This leaves him as the soul savior of America, and his base believes it?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Feb. 20, 2019 6:14 a.m.

    @cityboy

    Never in my lifetime have I witnessed a President do so much for so many in so little time with so much resistance and obstruction and so little appreciation.

    🤗

  • New to Utah Provo, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 5:27 a.m.

    Indivisible is an anti Trump organization that works with left wing groups like Move on.org environmentalists, it produced the confrontation with Chaffetz where he was shouted down. It is not a middle of the road advocate.

  • cityboy Farmington, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:44 p.m.

    @ Akman,

    “... the democrats in the house and the senate have done everything they can to nullify the executive branch’s ability to govern.”

    You state you haven’t seen anything like it in your lifetime. Either your lifetime or memory is short. Let me recall to you the statement of the Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner during Obama’s second term, referring to the president’s agenda: “We're going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.”

    Regarding Trump, in my lifetime I have not witnessed a president with less ability to govern, less diplomacy, less truthfullness, less decorum, less experience, less ability to unite the country, less ability to work with the leaders of both political parties towards the greater interests of the nation and who has engendered less trust from our allies. And it’s not even close.

    Even those Republicans that Trump ran against in the primaries agreed with my assessment — that is until he got elected. Sadly, party over country now seems to be the mantra of the GOP.

  • Seldom Seen Smith Orcutt, CA
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:37 p.m.

    No border = No country

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:18 p.m.

    @akman: "President Trump has earned the right to head the executive branch. The DOJ has become the lap dog of congress. That is a corruption of power unparalleled in my life time."

    Do you understand any of what you wrote? A simple yes/no will work. No need to explain it. Really. Just don't. Thanks.

  • Akman Santaquin, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 8:01 p.m.

    Obviously people haven’t been watching that the democrats in the house and senate have done everything they can to nullify the executive branches ability to govern.

    President Trump has earned the right to head the executive branch. The DOJ has become the lap dog of congress. That is a corruption of power unparalleled in my life time.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 2:51 p.m.

    @ldslady
    “Meet with the Border Patrol to see the very real National Emergency at our Border.”
    As has already been pointed out to you customs/ border protection data there has been a 76 percent decline in the number of apprehensions between the peak in 2000 and 2018.

  • cityboy Farmington, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 2:52 p.m.

    @Ldslady,

    Perhaps the DNews should do a follow-up article on the perspectives of the sheriffs whose counties adjoin the Mexico border. Here’s a taste of what three of them have to say:

    Sheriff Eddie Guerra:: “Crime rates in the county are at record lows” and “Illegal immigration has very little effect on the safety of [our] residents.”

    Sheriff Ronny Dodson: “Because we’re on the border, the perception is that there’s murders every day and there’s shootings every day. Yet here in our county, we don’t have that going on. It’s very, very safe,”

    “Most [of those that are coming to the US] are family units and unaccompanied children that pose exactly zero security risk in the county.”

    Sheriff Richard Wiles, an ardent Trump supporter, says “No” to the wall instead saying that an investment in border patrol personnel and technology is more important.

    These are the opinions of some of those on the front line of the issue. That is not the narrative that Trump would have us swallow.

  • Christmas Carole Hurricane, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 2:27 p.m.

    @IcemanCometh
    You stated:
    "So let me get this straight, undocumented immigrants are coming into the country and though not citizens are voting for a welfare state. You (not me) must be reading the Kobach Konspirocy theory."

    A large difference I have observed between liberal and conservative individuals is the conservative is usually willing to study and learn. Liberals also seem quick to name call. This quote is from a person who commented on a different post and lives in San Diego if you are interested in some actual experiences...

    "While working with various contractors on multiple construction sites here in San Diego, I have met several (read: loads) of people (the majority of them were Hispanics) who are not citizens of this country, yet have voted multiple times over the last several election cycles. I know this because they told me. They told me that they not only voted, but for whom they voted, and the overwhelming majority voted for liberals/democrats. I also work with several people who hold workers visas that have also voted. How do I know this? They also told me.

    In your eyes, are these legal or illegal votes?"

    FYI-Who are not citizens are undocumented immigrants.

  • Ldslady Holladay, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 1:27 p.m.

    Please do an article about the true Crisis at our Southern Border. Meet with the Border Patrol to see the very real National Emergency at our Border. And also meet with Angels moms. That would be very beneficial. Thank you.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 1:06 p.m.

    @Ldslady

    "They obviously do not have the facts"

    facts: according to customs/ border protection data there has been a 76 percent decline in the number of apprehensions between the peak in 2000 and 2018. according to Census Bureau data there has been a decline in the undocumented population, and specifically those from Mexico, of about 1 million since 2010. And the Pew Research Center found a peak of 12.2 million in the population in 2007, and a steady decline since.

    This of course does not mean that we should ignore border security but the facts certainly do not support Trumps claims of "an invasion" or an "national emergency" and suggest the protesters may not be the one that are "ill informed."

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 12:37 p.m.

    And they also think socialism is good too.

  • Lib on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 12:33 p.m.

    ute alumni

    Re: “where is trump trampling the constitution?”

    The attempts of deflection and nauseating cries of “fake news” from the chorus of low information, sycophants to begin in 3...2...1!

    *He wants to give cop killers the death penalty.

    *He wants to strip some Latino Americans of their citizenship.

    *He wants to seize the assets of foreign nationals.

    *He wants to force Muslims to register in a database.

    *He wants to silence his media critics.

    *He wants to “crack down” on judges who disagree with him.

    “A critic’s guide: Five ways Trump may have violated the Constitution.” {Boston Globe, 1/31/17}

    “6 ways Donald Trump wants to trample the Constitution.” {The Week, 7/26/16}

    “Trump and the Constitution: A year in review and our coverage.” {National Constitution Center, 1/26/18}

    “Trump vs. the Constitution: A Guide
    It may be true that Donald Trump has read the Constitution. But it’s unclear if he understands it.” {Politico, 8/4/16}

    “A brief history of Donald Trump’s mixed messages on freedom of speech.” {WAPO, 9/29/17}

    “Trump's sustained attacks on American rights.” {CNN, 5/31/18}

    “Donald Trump: A One-Man Constitutional Crisis.” {ACLU, Medium.com, 7/13/16}

  • Ldslady Holladay, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 12:29 p.m.

    What saddens me about these types of protests is how ill informed most of the protestors are. They obviously do not have the facts of all that is happening at our Southern Border. The illegal drugs coming in, the sex trafficking and coyotes making billions off of the suffering of girls, women and even little boys. Not to mention the MS-13 gangs and other gangs that continue to arrive with every caravan. This is no manufactured crisis. I dare all who feel it is to talk with angel families whose children have been senselessly murdered by illegals who were able to enter our country illegally, many of whom had been deported several times before, yet re-entered because there is just not enough man power or a true wall to deter them. It is a National ER and it's mind boggling that so many hate our President so much that they fight him for doing his best to keep American citizens safe! Please research this beyond what the Main Stream Media reports to learn the very real crisis this is. I have. You Tube has some excellent videos put out by Senator Ted Cruz and also the Border Control. View them to become further informed. I tried to include them in this comment but it would not let me.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 11:57 a.m.

    libs
    where is trump trampling the constitution? I'm still looking to see where it says that it is a constitutional right to illegally enter and stay in the US. Clue, it isn't there.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 11:26 a.m.

    @ Disco Vega -- Modesto, CA

    "I live in CA and if anyone thinks illegal immigration is not a serious problem has been brain washed."

    Modesto is in the middle of the most fertile, productive agricultural farm land in the entire world, in case you haven't noticed. Who do you think picks all those crops?

    How happy would you be paying $3 for a tomato?

    How eager are you to work in those fields?

  • Utefan60 , 00
    Feb. 19, 2019 11:22 a.m.

    WeThePeople - Sandy, UT said: "He has earned the right to play golf if he wants! I have faith that no matter what activities occupy his days, his formidable mind is always working to Make America Great Again!"

    If that is true, he can go golfing at his own resort with his own money, and not millions out our pockets. You do see the hypocrisy of this don't you? He said he would be too busy. And now he has spent175 days lounging at his resort costing this country hundreds of millions.

    I see his hypocrisy, as do most Americans who have educated themselves, are honest, and are moral people.

  • Lib on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 10:57 a.m.

    C. Carole- “Tell me, do YOU care about the innocent children or your attitude toward Predident Trump more?”

    Having read numerous comments from poster Prometheus Platypus I would state this poster, like many of the “libs” on this forum care more about facts rather regurgitated, Faux News, anti-immigration propaganda Carole. Furthermore. Experts and even Trump’s own Department of Homeland Security say they are unable to guarantee that the wall would have any impact the rate of trafficking! “That is a question I’ve been wrestling with," Dottie Laster, executive director of the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio, Texas, and a human trafficking expert, told NBC News. "I’ve been thinking about it daily, and the truth is I don’t know if it will curb it or not." Laster, who has worked for more than a decade helping victims of human trafficking, said the challenges of getting into the United States is a tool traffickers sometimes called coyotes use to their advantage. She said if the traffickers have trouble getting in to the United States, they could use different paths as leverage over their victims. You’re welcome!

  • Christmas Carole Hurricane, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 10:37 a.m.

    @Prometheus Platepus
    Please read this article to really understand:

    I refer u to an article in DN by CEO of The Undeground Railroad Tim Ballard:
    "We ask them to honestly consider whether or not they have ever run rescue operations along the border and truly understand how the complexities of border operations function in the real world. We ask them to consider whether or not they have ever utilized the wall and accompanying ports of entry to rescue children. We ask them to consider why every agency and organization who has carried out child rescue operations at the border — the experts — support the building and construction of a wall or barrier. Mexican authorities have uncovered at least 19 different land-based smuggling routes where victims are taken and trafficked for sex in the United States. Downplaying the crisis with disinformation puts our children in grave danger."

    Tell me, do YOU care about the innocent children or your attitude toward Predident Trump more?

  • Lib on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 10:23 a.m.

    ute alumni - Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 6:56 a.m.

    “Libs keep drinking the Kool Aid.”

    Enabling, sycophants continue snacking on Chettos.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    Feb. 19, 2019 10:09 a.m.

    Trump rolls a foil ball on the kitchen floor and his followers emerge like cats to fight over who can make the most earnest declaration of loyalty.

    Trump's own words and actions make clear he has no interest or plans in building any of barrier. However his fragile ego does want and need the agitated devotionals from his followers and this contrived "crisis" and laughing-stock declaration of a national emergency is doing the trick.

    The rest of America is just waiting this nonsense out, comfortable in the knowledge that Trump lacks the work ethic of competence to be even a second-string dictator.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:55 a.m.

    my previous comment should have been directed at Robroy not TJ, my apologize.

  • NeilT Harrisville, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:43 a.m.

    We The People. I cannot comprehend your comment. President Trump has admitted on tape to sexually assaulting women. His own Attorney paid hush money to a porn star in order to influence the election. How many of his associates have been indicted and convicted of crimes? Trump University was a scam that persuaded people to run up massive credit card debt to pay for a real estate course that was dubious at best. He appears to take delight in insulting and picking fights with people that disagree with him. Trump is not a true conservative. He is a nationalist. Conservatives protested that Obama was divisive. Obama was a uniter compared to Trump. I find your implication that Trump is a righteous man very troubling.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:37 a.m.

    @TJ
    It is your choice to not spend the five minutes it would take to learn about the past emergency declarations, don't assume because you have chosen not to that the rest of us have not done so. Obama signed a total of 12 during his presidency. eleven of them were to impose sanctions against foreign actors and one was related to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic that allowed the secretary of health and human services to issue waivers allowing overcrowded hospitalize to move patients. None of these included trying to by pass the congresses right and responsibility to control funding.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:03 a.m.

    The last two presidents were a complete joke as far as trying to deal with immigration. They buried their heads in the sand and tried to ignore the situation because many of their votes came from people who supported illegal immigration and illegals in our country. Donald Trump recognizes this as a problem that is growing exponentially. He knows that this is going to be a huge problem in the future. It would have been better if Obama and Clinton would have enforced immigration laws but they did not and that leaves us with the problems we have today. If someone wants to live in the US, they need to come here legally. Also, a line needs to be drawn in this and for those who are already here. They need to complete all required actions within a given amount of time and if they can't, they need to go back to their own countries. Employers who employ illegals need to be responsible and punished for hiring those who are not qualified to work in our country. Once we get on the right track, things will go much more smoothly.

  • Lia , 00
    Feb. 19, 2019 9:10 a.m.

    @gravy
    trump has spent more taxpayer money on his vacations than the Obama family did in 2 terms.

  • Robroy Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 8:55 a.m.

    Obama had at least 12 declarations of national emergencies. Can anyone recall them? At least 30 of the original 58 declarations by all Presidents since the 70s are still in effect. Have any idea what they are? Didn't think so. This one must be a constitutional crises, right. Silly.

  • Leonidas Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 8:53 a.m.

    Accidentally drove by the massive 50 person protest yesterday. Wasn't impressed.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Feb. 19, 2019 8:20 a.m.

    @UteFan60

    Please give us the breakdown on the "million dollars a day" for President Trump's golfing. Is that more or less that it cost when President Obama went golfing?

    President Trump could golf a lot of rounds on the money spent by Michelle and the girls on their taxpayer paid trips.🤗

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 8:10 a.m.

    So Trumps promise to make Mexico pay for a wall that was and is unnecessary, and fails even as he begged the president of Mexico to not make him look foolish, (that's a tall order) on that famous phone call, you can all watch.

    But when Trump fails to negotiate his wall with Mexico, he decides to hold federal employees hostage to his vanity.

    "Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress," - Donald Trump

    This carnival barker has fooled about 30% of the population into believing his ever changing stories and outright falsehoods, as witnessed in these comments who keep repeating the dishonest lines fed then by the barker.

    Some believe in authoritarian leadership, the rest of America believes in the constitution, not a little man with a bloated ego.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 8:02 a.m.

    A wall goes up and the number of illegals won't go down. If you were really an advocate of reducing illegal immigration our President and the GOP would pass laws and enforce them. Instead, they look to appease the ill informed. It's all about power and who wields it.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Feb. 19, 2019 7:50 a.m.

    And, of course, these people are "experts" and know exactly what we should do to protect the sovereignty of our country.

    🤔

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 7:52 a.m.

    It is true that both parties have not done much about the border situation over the years. That is why Trump is a breath of fresh air. He has pushed his announced agenda pretty effectively despite the most horrendous opposition I have seen in 70+ years. And a lot of GOP Congressional types have given Trump faint-hearted support. In this online news source and even on CNN, people with border control experience have strongly advocated for a wall/barrier as an important part of border security. And the facts support it. There has been a lot of appeal to emotion over the plight of those coming illegally into this country. That emotion has blinded us to what should be proper and realistic action. Importantly, we should not forget that illegal immigration harms everybody in this country in different ways that have already been enumerated and also is grossly unfair to those who enter legally. The problems in our neighbors to the south need to be addressed for the benefit of all their citizens. Solutions can be achieved if those countries can be brave enough to get help through advice from knowledgeable and friendly sources and appropriate other assistance as well.

  • kreese Ivins, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 7:43 a.m.

    Recent poll: 53% of the residents of California want to leave.

    Having lived there for 54 years, having contact with many friends there, including many former students, surprised it is only 53%.

  • Lia , 00
    Feb. 19, 2019 7:28 a.m.

    @wethepeople
    trump has NOT earned the right to play golf any time he wants.
    The only things he has earned are shame, disgrace, disdain, and dislike.

  • Lia , 00
    Feb. 19, 2019 7:33 a.m.

    The trump team is one crisis after another.
    What a disgrace to the GOP, to the nation, and to the world.

  • 1Puukko , 00
    Feb. 19, 2019 7:12 a.m.

    Settle down kids. Soon this will be over and we can get back to Russian collusion. Go Trump 2020

  • county mom Austin, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 6:56 a.m.

    Has there really ever been much truth presented about the "wall" to the people of these United States in the past 2 years?
    Answer, a resounding "No".
    Strange how we have heard every President from Carter to Obama claim that we need immigration reform and stronger border security. After 911, it truly became a national moment for stronger border security and greater vetting.
    Yet, our Presidents, Representatives and Senators continued to leave it undone. For over 40 years, I have heard about the need for a wall from them all. Including Pelosi and Feinstein.
    It's like you have a nice house with some pretty good doors but only pieces and parts of walls between them. The house can't provide any realistic protection, but the children inside are bickering over the cost.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 6:56 a.m.

    Libs keep drinking the Kool Aid

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 6:48 a.m.

    This is how urgent this issue is:
    GOP Controlled Congress
    Jan 2017: not an emergency
    Feb 2017: not an emergency
    Mar 2017: not an emergency
    Apr 2017: not an emergency
    May 2017: not an emergency
    Jun 2017: not an emergency
    Jul 2017: not an emergency
    Aug 2017: not an emergency
    Sep 2017: not an emergency
    Oct 2017: not an emergency
    Nov 2017: not an emergency
    Dec 2017: not an emergency
    Jan 2018: not an emergency
    Feb 2018: not an emergency
    Mar 2018: not an emergency
    Apr 2018: not an emergency
    May 2018: not an emergency
    Jun 2018: not an emergency
    Jul 2018: not an emergency
    Aug 2018: not an emergency
    Sep 2018: not an emergency
    Oct 2018: not an emergency
    Nov 2018: not an emergency
    Dec 2018: not an emergency
    Dems take house
    Jan 2019:emergency! Emergency! This can’t wait any longer!!!!

    The scapegoat routine is working well on the authoritarian ready GOP.

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 6:37 a.m.

    @Disco Vega

    only 34 percent of people in California support building the wall and the facts just don't support your claims. according to customs/ border protection data there has been a 76 percent decline in the number of apprehensions between the peak in 2000 and 2018. according to Census Bureau data there has been a decline in the undocumented population, and specifically those from Mexico, of about 1 million since 2010. And the Pew Research Center found a peak of 12.2 million in the population in 2007, and a steady decline since.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 6:17 a.m.

    Read Peggy Noonan's Wall Street Journal article last weekend, there is only one major party in the U.S.A that will uphold capitalism, and that party is the conservatives of our country. Thirty people will begin debates in June from the left, and they dislike trade and personal responsibility. They live on the coasts.

  • kbee Syracuse, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 6:18 a.m.

    The unhappy protestors did and do have a voice in this republic. Vote next time if you didn't. Contact your representative if you are unhappy. Anything that seems unconstitutional will go to court. Wall money was granted by your representatives and human and drug trafficking is real. Live with it. Go ahead and protest but realize that Trump was voted in fairly and has 2 more years. Those of us who hated Obama's failed administration lived with it. Life goes on. At least people's paychecks are higher, more jobs for minorities and women, jobs brought back to the USA etc.

  • byufootballrocks Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 4:36 a.m.

    60,000 per month border apprehensions of individuals trying to illegally enter our country, overwhelming our system, is not a crisis?

    Right...

    So how is this a sovereign nation if it cannot control it's own borders?

    I'd say the protesters should be protesting the flood of illegal immigration, not the President who is trying to fix it.

  • matman Provo, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 3:53 a.m.

    Build the Wall!

  • Cougalum St. George, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 2:36 a.m.

    Between 4 to 5 dozen? What a ground swell! The last Trump rally was attended by 4 to 5 thousands and there were plenty of over flow people outside the venue who couldn’t fit in the arena. And how did the reporter and photographer just happen onto this non-event? Buck was not accurate that this is the first time a national emergency was declared just to access funds. In fact every declaration of such an emergency is just to access funds. Obama wanted funds to send to Africa. He declared a national emergency. Hardly an American national emergency even if it was for a good cause. Buck thinks there was a shift when she saw a Chaffetz town hall. This is revisionist memory. People weren’t yelling at the town hall because they thought they didn’t have a voice. Rather they were yelling to keep residents and Chaffetz from talking. But she was accurate that it got dangerous. But it wasn’t dangerous because of Chaffetz. The police dragged the yelling protesters out because of their disruption and resistance. Chaffetz didn’t deny them a civil voice. The protesters’ goal wasn’t to civilly ask questions or make a civil statement. It was to disrupt. If Buck was there, she knows this.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Feb. 19, 2019 1:05 a.m.

    @disco vega

    "All you utahans living in a conservative part of the country have no clue"

    You're from Modesto.

    Almost the entire southern half of Utah is closer to the Mexican border than Modesto, CA.

    "if anyone thinks illegal immigration is not a serious problem has been brain washed"

    If looking at the available data and forming an opinion based on facts equates to 'brainwashed' in your opinion, perhaps the issue isn't on this side.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 11:40 p.m.

    Trump wants dictatorial power. And he'd have it without the courts.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    Feb. 18, 2019 11:25 p.m.

    America will be great again on the day Trump exits the White House forever.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 11:15 p.m.

    Freedom to assemble and protest is great, and I support it.

    Even when the protesters are badly misinformed and clueless about the problems or solutions related to their protest.

    Too bad it wasn't lousy weather.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    Feb. 18, 2019 11:03 p.m.

    @one vote -

    "He earned the label and will work hard and trample of the Constitution to give his supporters the anarchy they long for."

    I would rather have this so-called "anarchy" under Pres. Trump than the radical anarchy the Democrats are pushing.

  • weightless skittles Hewitt, Texas
    Feb. 18, 2019 10:41 p.m.

    It is hard for me to watch people scream about how awful we are if we want to secure our border from illegal aliens who could be criminals, traffickers, and gang members. If the Deseret News wants to hear from people who have faced down threats of violence from illegal cartel members, for testifying in a rape- incest case against a illegal cartel member, please feel free to get in touch with me . You have my information and you know how to check to see if I am telling the truth.

  • Disco Vega Modesto, CA
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:55 p.m.

    I live in CA and if anyone thinks illegal immigration is not a serious problem has been brain washed. All you utahans living in a conservative part of the country have no clue. Trump is the best thing that ever happened to our country. If you don’t believe me, I challenge you to live in CA for one year and you’ll be singing a different story.

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:46 p.m.

    Three cheers for these protestors! They are truly patriotic Americans.

    Trump's half-hearted claim that the (dwindling) number of immigrants crossing our southern border is some kind of "national emergency" is as phony as a 3-dollar bill, and most Americans know it. He himself knows it, which is why he's spending his time playing golf while his supporters -- and only his supporters -- tremble in fear.

  • IcemanCometh SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:42 p.m.

    @WeThePeople - They're welcome to say what they want to say, but do they need to block traffic and distract drivers to make their point?

    Huh? there is zip indicating that the people were blocking traffic. Looks to me they were peacefully assembling next to road. As for being a distraction, the POTUS does that all time so to obfuscate the people. Seems to work for some.

  • oldbasketball Draper, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:39 p.m.

    Massive protest.

  • Tumbleweed Centerville, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:34 p.m.

    A Democrat-controlled Congress gave the president the Emergency Powers authority in 1976. Thanks for giving President Trump the authority to declare an emergency to build the wall.

  • Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:33 p.m.

    "Buck said she was particularly heartened by the participation of youths and young people in their 20s."

    Yup, these are the easiest swayed by a "cause" they hardly know much about. Last time I saw that was when they didn't want Legacy Highway built. Fortunately for the good the highway was built and benefits all of us that use it.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:22 p.m.

    Trump told us he didn't need the trump national emergency. It doesn't really exist. He just wants it faster.

  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 9:12 p.m.

    Liberate and Silo both posed an interesting question. If during the last two years the Republicans controlled Congress, why didn't they get the wall funded when they had the chance?

    The answer of course is that the Republicans did not control their membership in Congress. Between Flake, McCain, Collins, and Murkowski, the supposed majority advantage was fleeting at best and frequently not only obstructionist but confrontational as well.

    The control factor on the other side of the aisle is much more intense and predictable with individuals allowed to vote to appease their constituents only when it will not change the outcome of the vote. I don't expect to see anything different than this from McAdams.

  • 3grandslams Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 8:39 p.m.

    Well Trump never said, “I have a phone and a pen”. Nor has he added 10 Trillion to our debt. And he hasn’t abused his powers because to declare a natl emergency was given to him by congress in...1976! But congress won’t revoke it because they loved it when Obama used it over six times. Nope, congress wants it to stay in place when it favors their party. So anyone angry now is dealing in dark hypocrisy. We all need to step back and reclaim our country.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    Feb. 18, 2019 8:35 p.m.

    Ironically, Trump is a more effective opponent to the building or "finishing" The Wall than a few dozen anti-Trump protesters.

    Trump's foolish admission that he did not really need to declare the national emergency DURING his announcement of the national emergency makes it even more likely that a court will enjoin ANY new barrier construction before it begins.

    There were many choices Trump could have made that would have allowed for the immediately start of construction on The Wall.

    But TRUMP chose differently.

    Not as the result of them meanie Democrats.

    Nor the socialist, communist, plantar fasciitis liberals.

    Nor the Big Bad Media.

    No. It was Trump. He who wields more power than all of those folks combined over whether or not any of The Wall EVER gets built.

    Trump could have chosen a policy path consistent with what his most loyal followers wanted and reasonably expected.

    And Trump. did. not.

    Trump followers are struggling to come to terms with what the rest of America has known for a long time.

    Namely, Trump is either too dishonest or too incompetent to fulfill ANY campaign promise or policy goal.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 8:07 p.m.

    He earned the label and will work hard and trample of the Constitution to give his supporters the anarchy they long for.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 7:42 p.m.

    @RichardB;
    "Stop the games, finish the wall."

    Oh, now it's "Finish the Wall". Here's an indisputable fact for you. Under Trump, not 1 foot of new wall has been built. Not 1. And, Mexico is still not paying for the wall, as Trump promised. "Finish the wall", will entail about 1800 miles of new wall. Congress (not Mexico) gave him money for about 55 miles of new wall. None of it will be realized while Trump is in office.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 7:39 p.m.

    @richardb
    "11-22 million people here illegally is not a national emergency"

    No. It's not. Especially when that illegal population has not increased in more than a decade. And especially when it wasn't an emergency for the past two years when Republicans controlled both houses. And especially considering a wall won't do a single thing to remove even one of those 11-22 million here illegally.

    "If Obama can give an amnesty on his own claiming humanitarian grounds"

    Except Obama never granted amnesty to anyone. He pressed for enforcement prioritization given limited funds, but never once granted amnesty to illegals.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 7:38 p.m.

    @UteFan60:
    "Good luck supporting that speech and that man!"

    Why do I need good luck to support that speech? Donald J. Trump is my president. He is a wise leader, chosen by providence to make my country righteous and strong. I am grateful for everything he does!

    He has earned the right to play golf if he wants! I have faith that no matter what activities occupy his days, his formidable mind is always working to Make America Great Again!

  • Bloodhound Provo, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 7:37 p.m.

    Obama admitted he didn't have the authority to create DACA, but he did it anyway. Liberals loved it. With between 11 and 25 million people illegally residing in this country and with migrant caravans starting up practically every week, we have a border crisis. Build that wall now!

  • Utefan60 , 00
    Feb. 18, 2019 7:05 p.m.

    To all the Trump supporters, can you explain why Trump himself in his declartion speech said "I dont really need to do this". "I just want to get it done faster".

    Then off to golf for the 174th time at a million dollars a day! What hypocrisy and stealing from our Treasury.

    Good luck supporting that speech and that man!

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 6:53 p.m.

    11-22 million people here illegally is not a national emergency? Pelosi has voted before for a wall/fence.

    If Obama can give an amnesty on his own claiming humanitarian grounds, Trump can build the wall. Stop the games, finish the wall.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    Feb. 18, 2019 6:56 p.m.

    They got that right, Trump is the emergency.

    So, is Romney still just "concerned" about this fake emergency, or what? Crickets, I guess. Maybe DN can reach out for a comment.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 6:52 p.m.

    Such a shame that these protesters won't use their rights to free speech and assembly responsibly! They're welcome to say what they want to say, but do they need to block traffic and distract drivers to make their point?

    We need to build private toll highways. That would keep the prostetsters away!

  • liberate Sandy, UT
    Feb. 18, 2019 6:43 p.m.

    The problem with the emergency declaration is exactly as Pelosi has suggested, which is it sets a precedent for future presidents to use the measure to get their own policies passed. Trump has managed this very poorly. The Republicans had control of both houses of Congress and still couldn't get funding for the wall. Time to move on if you are Trump. At least he got tax reform done.