Washington, DC—Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), released the following statement after it was announced that President Trump could declare a national emergency along the Southern border:

“Like President Trump, I believe it is crucial to properly secure our borders and ensure dangerous criminals cannot enter,” said Curtis. “I will evaluate a possible emergency declaration if it is proposed, but I worry about the harmful precedent that approach can set and whether or not it could be legally justified. Congress needs to solve the difficult problems facing our borders and broken immigration system—we cannot rely on executive actions to get our job done.”

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