Declaring a politically-motivated national emergency to build an unnecessary border wall is a waste of time and resources. And those who will suffer most are the vulnerable families desperately seeking asylum in the United States.
Families seeking protection at our southern border are not a threat. But the president's actions are a threat to our ideals and values as Americans. The real national disgrace is the president's calculated dismantling of the U.S. asylum system and his administration's inhumane treatment of refugees.