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we're talking about an invasion of our country when US president Donald Trump declared a national emergency to circumvent Congress and to tap funding to build a wall along the border with Mexico he tried to cast the move as a response to an imminent security threat we're declaring it for , actual invasion purposes we have an invasion of drugs invasion of gangs invasion of people to pay for the wall trumps emergency declaration would tap nearly seven billion dollars of defense department funds including about three point six billion for the military construction budget at two point five billion from a defense department drug interdiction fund but in portraying the wall isn't urgent national security need and undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers as a threat trump maybe getting ahead of his own military you have not determined the , typically a wall is required to meet that there's been no determinations the acting head of the Pentagon Patrick Shanahan over the weekend said he had not yet decided whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used rotors corresponded adrese ul Li traveled with Shanahan TV broad %HESITATION expectation is that the Pentagon will accept whatever the white house's told them in terms of how much money should be given %HESITATION to the border wall %HESITATION but there's also a sense that while the Pentagon might be getting this money up it does have trade offs and and it could hurt the troops %HESITATION we asked that passion and that question on the plane ride over and he said he's basically going to decide that over the coming few days the one thing he did say that would not be touched is military housing %HESITATION so we don't exactly know with three point seven billion or two point six billion gonna come from but we do know that move the housing is unlikely to be affected %HESITATION and it's something that he can work with the navy the army and marine corps in the Air Force to decide what they can afford to give up , transamerican C. declaration attempts to make good on a campaign promise to build a wall at the southern border his plan to take the money for the military is already facing legal challenges in US courts