White House extends national emergency declaration at border

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In this Sept. 10, 2019, file photo government contractors erect a section of Pentagon-funded border wall along the Colorado River, in Yuma, Ariz. A federal appeals court hears arguments against diverting Pentagon money for border wall construction as time runs out. It says the Trump administration has moved quickly to spend the money after the Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal to prevent work from starting in July. cut to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the U.S. southern border will stay in effect for another year.

That’s according to a document submitted by the White House on Thursday.

The declaration unlocked billions of dollars in federal funds to build a wall on the southern border, bypassing Congress.

National emergencies typically expire after one year — but the White House submitted a document to the federal register for continuation of the emergency.

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