Statement from Attorney General James on Declaration of National Emergency

In response to President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency to fund the construction of a wall on the southern border, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement:

“Declaring a National Emergency without legitimate cause could create a Constitutional crisis. This action will harm Americans across the country by diverting funds necessary to handle real emergencies and real disasters to advance the President’s personal agenda. We will not stand for this abuse of power and will fight back with every legal tool at our disposal.”