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An emergency at the border?

President Donald Trump gives his State of the

President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday. Credit: AP/Doug Mills

Two cases for and against an emergency declaration.

William C. Banks

Opinion: Declaration would defy Congress and abuse power

If Congress passes a resolution opposing any such national emergency proclamation, President Donald Trump could veto the resolution and Congress would likely have to live with the consequences of an inappropriate invocation of national emergency.

Opinion: Trump can and should cite emergencies act

We must consider whether President Donald Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency is both legally credible and factually compelling. I believe it is both.