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Exclusive: White House preparing draft national emergency order and identified $ 7 billion for wall



Trump has not used his authority to declare a national emergency and direct defense department to construct a border wall as Congress and the White House fight over a deal to end the government shutdown. But while Trump's advisers remain divided on the issue, the White House has been moving forward with alternative plans that would bypass Congress.

"The massive amount of aliens who unlawfully enter the United States each day is a direct threat to the safety and Security of our nation and constitutes of national emergency, "a draft of a presidential proclamation reads." "Now, therefore, I, Donald J. Trump, at the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Emergencies Act (50 USC 1

601, et seq.), declare that a national emergency exists at the southern border of the United States, "the draft adds.

The draft was updated as recently as last week, a US government official duty CNN.

According to options considered, the administration could pull: $ 681 million from treasury forfeiture funds, $ 3.6 billion in military construction, $ 3 billion in Pentagon civil works funds, and $ 200 million in the Department of Homeland Security funds, the official said. 19659006] RELATED: Senate blocks competing proposals to reopen government
The Defense Department referred to a request for comment from CNN to the White House, which has not responded.

If the declaration is made, the US Army Corps of Engineers would be deployed to construct the wall, some of which could be built on private property and would therefore require the administration to seize the land, which is permitted if it is for public use. 19659009] Trump aides keep counting struggling workers to suck it up ” class=”media__image” src=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190124093407-01-wilbur-ross-file-large-169.jpg”/>

The administration's plans acknowledge the possibility for lawsuits if they move forward with acquiring private property. The documents also reflect a sense of urgency with administration plans, noting that environmental reviews can be skipped and DHS can use waivers to bypass contracting laws.

If the President proceeds with the declaration, it will likely be challenged in court and by Democrats in Congress, as critics have argued that Trump cannot use the national emergency authority to free up taxpayer funds and build the border wall he has long promised his political supporters.

The question of legality and court challenges is still one of the main hang-ups in executive action to secure the wall funding. Trump's advisers have cautioned that taking the route would lead to certain legal challenge, meaning that the wall construction would be delayed.

The draft document cites earmarked but have no signed contracts for spending that money. That would give the President authority to pull from military construction funds and civil works projects, like infrastructure repair projects.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, tweeted earlier this month, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, "Texans assured he understood the deep concerns about using Harvey relief funds for the border." CNN reported that the Pentagon was asked to list these projects in anticipation of a national emergency.

The Pentagon has assisted the Department of Homeland Security in the past. For example, the Army Corps of Engineers, a federal agency within DOD that provides public engineering services, has helped evaluate prototypes of the border wall.

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