Statement from the Democratic Attorneys General Association on the President’s Plans to Declare National Emergency at the Border
February 14, 2019
Washington, D.C.— In response to information that President Trump will declare a national emergency at the southern border to fund his campaign-promised border wall, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (@DemocraticAGs) released the following statement from co-chairs District of Columbia AG Karl Racine and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum.
STATEMENT FROM DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION CO-CHAIRS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AG KARL RACINE AND OREGON AG ELLEN ROSENBLUM:
“As the chief legal officers in our states, we protect our people, and defend and uphold the rule of law. We will review the emergency powers the President specifies and will determine how this so-called “national emergency” affects our states, especially those that share a border with Mexico. As Democratic Attorneys General have repeatedly demonstrated, we will not hesitate to use our legal authority to defend the rule of law, as we did in our previous lawsuits, such as protecting DACA recipients and standing up against the President’s attempts to separate children from their families.”