The legal challenges to Trump’s national emergency

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, workers place sections of metal wall as a new barrier is built along the Texas-Mexico border near downtown El Paso. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, workers place sections of metal wall as a new barrier is built along the Texas-Mexico border near downtown El Paso. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Guest: Stephen Vladeck

Trump declared a national emergency last week to get funding for his wall despite Congress denying the allocation of these funds. This money will now come from the Department of Defense and other agencies if Trump’s order holds. But, dozens of lawsuits from states, lawmakers, environmentalists and immigration activists are already piling up to block it. University of Texas law professor STEPHEN VLADECK, walks us through the legal issues and challenges to Trump’s declaration.

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