A group of former national security officials must make a statement to criticize President Trump Donald John TrumpMaxine Waters apologizes for millennia struggling to get a job Omarosa: There is a "big red line" for Trump in Cohen's testimony Rosie O & # 39; Donnell says she would "100 percent" vote an audio book by Mueller's report MORE s National Security Statement, Washington Post reported Sunday.
The 58 former senior national security officials signed on the Declaration include former State Secretaries Madeleine Albright and John Kerry former defense secretary Chuck Hagel Charles (Chuck) Timothy HagelForms US Secretary of Defense: "American global leadership now is really nowhere & # 39; Meet Trump & # 39; s choice to take over Mattis at the Pentagon Juan Williams: Trump is AWOL on our troops MORE former State Adviser Eliot Cohen and former Ambassador of the United Nations Thomas Pickering
The two-party group is set to release the statement one day before Parliament is expected to vote on a decision blocking the statement.
"Under No probable assessment of the evidence is a national emergency today that entitles the president to access funds devoted to the other purpose of building a wall at the southern border, "they told the post.
Trump declared a national emergency after Congress adopted a federal expense bill that denied him the 5.7 billion. dollars for wall construction he had originally required.
statement would redirect funds towards a border wall.
In the 11-page statement, the former officials challenged the basis of the emergency declaration.
They said illegal border crossings are nearly 40 years long and refer to the Department of Homeland Security Statistics, according to the post.
The statement also said there is an emergency in connection with terrorism or violent crime at the border.
The group also notes that "the overwhelming majority of opioids" entering the United States are entered through legal gateways with reference to the Ministry of Justice.
They allegedly claim that the statement "will undermine the United States' national security and foreign policy interests". And they claim "a wall is unnecessary to support the use of armed forces" as the administration has said.
The statement on the challenge of the Emergency Statement will be awarded five lawsuits against Trump's movement.