IGNORING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL BORDERS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 35
(House of Representatives - February 26, 2019)

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  (Mr. DOGGETT asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, the serious border emergency that America 
is confronted with today is an emergency that Donald Trump has created 
by ignoring borders--ignoring the borders set forth in our 
Constitution, borders that were set forth to prevent an all-powerful 
executive, a would-be king, or the type of tyrant that Trump so admires 
  After Congress repeatedly rejected his phony border crisis and 
wasteful wall, Trump decided: build it anyway.
  Well, today's emergency wouldn't have happened without two years of 
Republicans who have continued to yield the right-of-way to his 
creeping wrongdoing--more and more of it--Republicans who can just 
never summon the ability to say ``no'' to Trump.
  Today, we must reject this unconstitutional power grab that diverts 
resources from real threats to an imaginary, politically contrived one.
  Today, we defend our Constitution and our democracy by pushing back 
on the lies, the deceit, the anti-immigrant hysteria, and the fear-
mongering mismanagement of this administration.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members are reminded to refrain from 
engaging in personalities toward the President.