Can Trump legally use emergency powers to build a border wall? Experts weigh in

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If President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to build a border wall, experts say the emergency declaration itself likely would be judged fully within his powers as the president of the United States. But it's much less clear that the president's emergency powers permit him to build a wall using the military construction statutes most observers think he'll use. And if he does, it's still possible that the project could be tied up in eminent domain challenges until 2020 or later... Read more »