Isn't it interesting that this issue became a national emergency only after the Democrats took control of the House and the 2020 campaign kicked off? Again, the long con at work...
Some history here. In the "MAGA budget" request released in 2017...
The President’s 2018 Budget requests $44.1 billion in net discretionary budget authority for DHS, a $2.8 billion or 6.8 percent increase from the 2017 annualized CR level. The Budget would allocate $4.5 billion in additional funding for programs to strengthen the security of the Nation’s borders and enhance the integrity of its immigration system. This increased investment in the Nation’s border security and immigration enforcement efforts now would ultimately save Federal resources in the future.
Secures the borders of the United States by investing $2.6 billion in high-priority tactical infrastructure and border security technology, including funding to plan, design, and construct a physical wall along the southern border as directed by the President’s January 25, 2017 Executive Order. This investment would strengthen border security, helping stem the flow of people and drugs illegally crossing the U.S. borders.
And yet this didn't get funded fully. It was cut from $2.6B to $1.6B. Why? Maybe MAGAts should ask Ryan and McConnell. They were running Congress at the time. Wall funding could NOT get through Congress then, because it did not have full Republican support.
Now today it's suddenly the Democrats fault? Hello - Dear Leader, you had full control of the Federal gov't for 2 years and couldn't get it done. What ever happened to the "best people" and being the ultimate negotiator? Schumer even offered upwards of $25B for the wall in exchange for a deal on DACA. Biff walked away from the damn deal. This was over a year ago. The wall could actually have been being built right now.
Why is all this happening? Because the President of the United States is an incompetent moron. Period, full stop.
In a way I feel sorry for MAGAts. They are being led astray and used as pawns in a political game.
Here's the bottom line. Democrats offered Trump $25 billion in wall funding for a DACA deal over a year ago, but Trump's racist, xenophobic base (via Fox News news personalities) wouldn't let Trump take the damn deal. Which means this isn't about a wall, it's about revenge. White MAGAts want to see immigrant families torn apart and sent back to their impoverished or war torn countries. This type of mentality is why some in the Federal gov't found their way to justify children being locked in cages. Makes for good TV in MAGAtville.
Family values indeed.