Collins Statement on President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Feb 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration:

“The crisis at our southern border demands immediate action, and I support President Trump’s commitment to securing our border and protecting our citizens. Declaring a national emergency is a serious act with deep implications, and it’s disappointing that partisan politics have brought us to this point. In acknowledging this, we also recognize the president possesses full legal authority to declare this emergency and he is not alone in his commitment to keeping Americans and migrants safe. Congress should also take action to address the crisis that continues to endanger Americans and dismantle families by fixing loopholes in the law that encourage people to take dangerous, illegal paths into the United States.”