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Palazzo Supports National Emergency Declaration

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Washington, February 15, 2019 | comments
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced he would declare a national emergency to address the security crisis at the southern border. 

"I fully support our President in taking such decisive action at our southern border. The border negotiation deal Congress passed is a good down payment, but does not fully meet the needs across the border. I believe declaring a national emergency is a necessary action that will address the existing security crisis. It is imperative that we take the appropriate steps to build the wall and stop the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs, and weapons pouring through our borders. 

"I understand that the American people are fed up with the political games coming from Washington. Since Democrat leadership in Congress failed to provide the resources needed to fully secure and strengthen our border, the President has the right to use his authority and ensure our communities and citizens remain safe."

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